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How to Restore and Customize Auto Upholstery and Interiors (Motorbooks Workshop) Paperback – September 29, 2005
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The book is well written from the point of view of an "observer" but lacks the depth and insight which would be expected had it been written by an experienced upholsterer.
A much more comprehensive treatment of the subject can be found in Custom Auto Interiors by Don Taylor and Ron Mangus.
This book is really good and I belive it is a complement and fills in the blanks where Taylors books left off. For example I found Taylors books great on Armrests, Panels and sewing tips, but then this book is great on seats and especially foam work. Taylors explains panels really well, but this goes onto discuss painting them too, if thats what your into.
You can't go wrong buying all these books as a set and at $40-50 for all of em, thats small peas compared to the price of taking a chance on the 3-7 video series that exisit out there on trying to explain what these books do.
If your working on a homebuilt or ceritfified GA aircraft these are really your only choices, do not think even the EAA has courses on this subject, althouhg your homebuilt manufacturer may have something.
What I would really have liked to have seen is a 1-2 page discussion of foam and ergonomics in car seating. Using tradition poly foam vrs some of the more exotic confor or memory foam would be nice.
I have found this type of book is just basically a teaser for the larger more pricier books. So save your money and purchase something with more substance behind it.