Many of us in Cardiff own nice cars but to keep it that way you have to look after the interior trim as well as the exterior paintwork.

A new car does not usually need any car interior repairs unless you have an accident but as it grows older, you will need to pay it more attention.

The dashboard, leather items, carpets, seat covers, door panels, will often need to be either refurbished or repaired.

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AFTER

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Car interior repairs can range from painting the dashboard or leather seats with a specialist leather or vinyl paint that has been designed to do the job properly.

It is always best to call in an expert repair company like Trimtastick at Bridgend but if you have no one local and you do decide to have a go at DIY repairs then this guide should help you. Purchase  products from a reputable company that specialises in the supply of SMART repair products.

When repairing trim preparation is very important, first of all, remove all the parts that you can and wash them in warm water with a mild soap solution added to it. Avoid getting water near any electrical connectors or components.

Use a soft cloth to clean the other interior parts such as steering wheel, door panels, dashboard, etc. Cover the other areas then rub the plastic parts and affected area with a fine-grade sand paper.

Again clean up and apply good quality of plastic prep solution on the areas you want to paint PlastiC Prep is a degreaser and bonding agent. Allow to dry and finally apply the proper re-paint color that is specially designed for your car type. A vinyl repair kit is often the best option.

It is not always the case that you need a professional to do the car interior repair. The minor problems can be solved on your own. All types of company kits and manuals are available in the market. Well, one thing is sure the minor problem is the cause of major difficulty in future. Hence, it is important to detect them and repair in the first stage itself.

What Is SMART Repair?

With ever-increasing traffic filling our roads, people all trying to park 4 x 4's etc into seemingly smaller car parking spaces, it is not surprising that our cars pick up little dings & dents, scrapes & scratches. So what do we do, leave them to multiply and reduce the re sale value of our car or do we take action and find a quality car body repair centre? Finding a good car body repair shop is easier than you might think once you have more idea of what you are looking for.

Some signs of a quality car body repair.

When visiting a car body repair shop where do you start on your quest to find quality? The first thing I would like to see is a car repair they have just done, or if they will allow you to, have a stroll around their shop. By looking at cars in their repair stages, you can tell if the repairs will last.

I hope these pointers have been useful. If you want to keep your cars bodywork in tip-top condition using a quality car body repair shop is vital. Once you find a good one and build a relationship with them you are set for life, my customers are very loyal, even promotion me to all their friends and families.

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Car Interior Repair

When a person drives a car, there is a direct experience with the cabin. The driver doesn't really have contact with the car's engine or even with the car's fuel tank. But a driver sits in the seat of a car for hours each day.

That's why it's a good idea to keep your auto upholstery maintained. And it's not always enough for you alone to keep your auto upholstery in good shape. Sometimes you need to bring in some auto upholstery professionals to do some replacing or repairing.

How do you know when to replace or repair your auto upholstery? Here's how.

Your car is more than 10 years old.

If your car is more than ten years old, it's a pretty good idea to do a spot check of your auto upholstery. Look closely for tears, rips and stains. Check under the floor mats and in between the seats. If you have a convertible, carefully inspect the car's top. Auto upholstery repair shops specialize in making the cabin of your car look great, so don't be shy about finding every little thing that needs to be fixed.

Auto upholstery repair doesn't have to cost an arm a leg, so don't avoid going to the shop every once and a while. There's just nothing like the smell of new leather seats or the look of a nice clean convertible top. The interior of your car can be a wonderful part of you daily commute. So take the time to maintain your upholstery.

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