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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Auto Upholstery Is A Skilled Trade

In centuries past a young man would learn his craft from his father, it took decades of being an understudy to learn all the ins and outs of a given profession. Upholstery is still one of those skilled trades that takes many years of practice to perfect.

Joe's Upholstery Shop in Frederick Maryland is run by Don Jenkins and sons. To help appreciate just how much goes into learning this "art form" I'm republishing a Youtube video from the ntroduction to the Auto Upholstery Program at San Diego Continuing Education on this blog.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Maryland Classic Cars Restored

Joe's Upholstery Shop restores the interiors of more than a few Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia car show winners.

Frederick Auto Upholstery by Joe's Upholstery Shop, right across from McDonalds on East Patrick St. Call us at 301-662-5006

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Guide to Car Upholstery

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Articles on auto upholstery:

Guide to Car Upholstery Leather Seat Kits

Buying a new vehicle with a leather package, meaning
leather upholstery throughout, is the desire of most new
car buyers. However, what many people are unaware of is how
easy it is to rip, tear and scratch leather seats.
Fortunately, this does not have to be a reason for
foregoing your desire for leather seats and upholstery
because there are car upholstery leather seat kits
available. Of course, there are a whole variety of these
kits available from superior to a waste of money, so you
need to know what you are looking for and what kits will
best help you restore your leather interior to what it was
when you first purchased your vehicle. There are literally
hundreds of these kits available, but the following
suggestions will help you separate the good from the bad.

Maryland Auto Upholstery

Tip #1

Guarantee Always look for a guarantee when purchasing car
upholstery leather seat kits. The reason for this is when
you purchase a product with a guarantee the product will
most likely work as promised, and if not then you are no
worse for wear and can exchange or get a return for the

Tip #2

Instructions Be sure that whatever product you buy has very
detailed instructions and directions to guide you through
the repair process. In order to get great results you
really need good directions. Companies that have good
products and are interested in really helping the customers
receive good results will supply you with the instructions
to get you there.

Tip #3

Testimonials and Recommendations When looking for car
upholstery leather seat kits read online testimonials and
ask friends and family members what products have worked
successfully for them. This is one of the best ways to find
a quality product.

Tip #4

Recommended for Your Vehicle Finally, make sure the car
upholstery leather seat kits are recommended for your
vehicle and particular types of seats. If so, then you
should receive great results. If not, then you are at your
own risk.

A Large Selection of High Quality Car Upholstery Leather Seat Kits
at discount prices. You can now buy Seat Covers online. For
more info visit:

High-Tech Textiles

Evolution or Revolution

Albin F. Turbak1, Tyrone L. Vigo2
1 Southern College of Technology, 1110 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060
2 Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 19687, New Orleans, LA 70179
Chapter 1, pp 1–19
Chapter DOI: 10.1021/bk-1991-0457.ch001
ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 457
ISBN13: 9780841219854eISBN: 9780841213135
Publication Date (Print): April 03, 1991
Copyright © 1991 American Chemical Society

The new world of textile technology now encompasses realms of products that were not even dreamed of ten years ago. Hightech textiles are prevalent as major components in such diverse products as artificial organs, structural bone replacements, rocket motors and nozzles, space shuttle shields, the Stealth bomber and most of the new design military, commercial and civilian aircraft, boats, bicycles, high-performance sporting goods, road beds, food/water removal systems, pollution control devices, translucent roofs for stadiums, airports and shopping malls, components for converting sea water into potable water, optical fibers for transmission of laser-pulsed communication and extended, temperature-controlled garments. Fibers that are five to ten times as strong as steel on a weight basis now provide the lead technology for making automobiles that are 50% lighter, safer and twice as fuel-efficient as current models. These examples and the history of the development of this technology will be reviewed and discussed in depth in this book.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

How to Get the Right Sunroof

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Articles on auto customization, auto upholstery, auto interiors, classic car restorations.

An Article from eHow Cars Editor


  • Step 1:
    Learn about a pop-up sunroof. This kind of manually operated sunroof is basically a window in the roof of a car that tilts up in the rear to form a crack for air ventilation. This sunroof can also be removed altogether and stored outside the car. This is the lowest-priced sunroof, and it can fit on almost all makes of cars and trucks.
  • Step 2:
    Think about a spoiler (tilt-and-slide) sunroof. This manual or power sunroof tilts to vent like a pop-up sunroof, but it can also slide all the way open, coming to rest on top of the roof. This sunroof is priced mid-range, and it allows a user to install a fully opening sunroof on a car with a top that is too short for an inbuilt sunroof. This sunroof may include options such as ignition auto-close, one-touch open and internal sliding sunshade.
  • Step 3:
    Consider an inbuilt sunroof. This power sunroof opens fully and disappears between the roof of the car and the car's headliner. It may tilt as well as fully slide open. This is the most expensive option and can not fit in all cars due to the necessary roof length needed for installation. This type of sunroof will steal some of a car's headroom. Options such as vents, ignition auto-close, one-touch open and an internal sliding sunshade may be included.
  • Step 4:
    Know different sunroof sizes. A small, medium, large or extra large sunroof can be installed depending on the size of the vehicle and its roof length. Consult a skilled aftermarket sunroof installation professional to determine which size sunroof best fits your vehicle.
  • Step 5:
    Be aware of other issues which may affect sunroof installation. Ribbed car roofs, fiberglass car roofs and stepped rooflines may limit which kinds of sunroofs can be properly installed.
How to Get the Right Sunroof article by

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Frederick, Maryland

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Maryland Auto Upholstery Experts

Frederick Maryland's Custom Upholstery Experts-

"Joe's Upholstery Shop"

Serving Frederick Maryland since 1961!
Automotive tops and interiors, boat covers, seats, and commercial upholstery work!

From Maryland Classic Car Upholstery

Joe's Upholstery Shop is a local Frederick Family Owned Business.

Open from 8am to 5 pm Monday - Friday.
(Available for estimates on Saturdays mornings)

1003 E. Patrick St in Frederick City Maryland. From the McDonalds,
we're right before you get to the fairgrounds, across from Brown's Liquors.

Frederick's oldest custom upholstery company serving:

  • Montgomery County Upholstery
  • Carroll County Upholstery
  • Washington County Upholstery
  • Howard County Upholstery

From Maryland Classic Car Upholstery

Auto Upholstery by Joe's Upholstery Shop

Auto & Boat Upholstery in Maryland

1003 East Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: (301) 662-5006
Email :
Address Map | Driving Directions
Hours: M/F 8AM - 5PM Sat 9-12AM

Joe's Upholstery Shop, right across from McDonalds on East Patrick St. Call us at 301-662-5006

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Find Us Across from McDonalds on E Patrick St

Maryland Classic Car Upholstery by Joe's Upholstery Shop in Frederick Maryland

The latest Classic Car Upholstery Restoration performed by Joe's Upholstery Shop:

1940 Ford Convertible Top

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Please leave phone number when emailing

Many of you are emailing in inquiries about Joe's Upholstery Shop.

Most of those are questions about certain model year cars that Joe's Upholstery Shop may be able to re-upholster for you.

Please include a contact phone number in your emails so I can forward all inquires to Don Jenkins, owner of Joe's Upholstery Shop.

David Bruce
Webmaster for Joe's Upholstery Shop
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