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Standard Grain Auto Hides

What makes it a 'standard' hide?

Standard leather takes its name from the popular 'pebble grain' pattern that can be seen upon closer inspection. This textured appearance gives the hide a contemporary look and feel to them.

Are they dyed all the way through?

Yes. All hides are dyed all the way through the skin and not simply painted on the surface.

Are they auto spec?

Yes. All of these hides are manufactured to suit the regulations of the automotive industry.

Can I get a sample?

Yes. Please use this contact form, and specify the colour(s) which interest you the most. Unfortunately, requests for 'all' colours cannot be fulfilled due to the time required, more so than the material cost.

Antique Auto Hides

Why is this leather called 'antique'

Our antique leather range is tanned and then treated with a black overprint.

BS EN 5971 (cigarette test)
BS EN 5972 (match test)
Crib 5 (automotive)
Crib 7 (aviation)
Seating
Dashboard
Centre Console
Door Cards
Headlining
Hooding
Foot wells
Vehicle Deck
Side Walls
Boot
Leather - Standard Grain Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Leather - Smooth Grain Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Leather - Premier Grain Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Leather - Antique Grain Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Vinyl - Auto Seat Vinyl Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Vinyl - Premier Range Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Vinyl - Basketweave Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Vinyl - Brickweave Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Vinyl - Fluted Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Vinyl - Quilted Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Vinyl - Metal Effect PVC Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Vinyl - Metal Flake (Glitter) Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Vinyl - Snakeskin Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Vinyl - Ostrich Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Vinyl - Stingray Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Vinyl - Foam Backed Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Cloth - Car Seating Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - -
Cloth - Campervan Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - -
Cloth - Ford Transit Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - -
Cloth - Van Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - -
Cloth - Volkswagen Golf Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - -
Cloth - Suede Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - -
Cloth - Land Rover Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - -
Cloth - Truck Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - -
Cloth - Alcantara Yes Yes Call Call - - - - -
Cloth - Bedford Cord Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - -
Vinide Leather Cloth (Rexine) Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Foam - Scrim Yes Yes Call Call - - - -
Foam - Blue/Recon Sheets Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Foam - Rubberised Horse Hair Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Headlining - Brush Nylon Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Headlining - PVC Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Headlining - Wool Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Hooding - Mohair Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Hooding - Duck Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Hooding - Everflex Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Hooding - ICI Grain PVC Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Hooding - Vinyl Topping Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Hooding - Window PVC Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Moquette - Wool Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Moquette - Bus Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Carpet - Tufted Nylon Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Carpet - Superwool Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Carpet - Wilton Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Carpet - Loop Pile Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Carpet - Sheets Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - -
Van Lining Carpet - Flat/Ribbed Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - -
Van Lining Carpet - Ribbed Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - -
Binding - Straight Slit Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Binding - Single Fold Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Binding - Mohair Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Banding - Hidem Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Piping - Cushion Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Piping - Wing Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Seals - Furflex Tack-On Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - -
Seals - Furflex Knock-On Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - -
Seals - Rubber Door Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Seals - Rubber Boot Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Seals - Moquette/Rubber Large Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Seals - Moquette/Rubber Small Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -
Glue - HD Spray Yes Yes No No - - - - - - - - -
Glue - Contact Spray Yes Yes No No - - - - - - - - -
Glue - Contact Spread Yes Yes No No - - - - - - - - -
Rubber Matting Yes Yes Call Call - - - - - - - - -

Headlining Kits - A tutorial

Hi Martin/Josh,

It was great to meet you at Billing, as discussed I've attached pictures of my headlining. Hope they are of use to you and I will continue to recommend you.

I haven't managed to get a picture of my interior yet, the landy needs a few repairs (nothing major) but will wipe our pennies for now especially with it being the summer holidays!

We are hoping to make it to Peterborough though (which in my opinion is better than Billing) which is where I first noticed your company and people strolling around with this lovely fabric.

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Removing the old headlining is simply a matter of peeling the old material away. With a bit of luck it'll come off in a single piece.
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Scrape away any remaining material or adhesive residue, sanding if necessary to reveal an entirely cleansed roofing card.
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Drape the new material over the top of the roofing card. Material and adhesives featured are one of our Land Rover/Range Rover/Discovery Headlining Kits can be ordered online.
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Taking good care not to over-stretch the fabric, use the natural stretch in the material to follow the contours of the headlining card.
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Once complete, the headlining card should be quite simple to reattach inside the roof of your motor.
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Behold the finished article.

This is the link I used to help me remove the headlining which is most people's biggest query, there are a couple of good videos of generic headlings being recovered on you tube that also helped give you a method of recovering it.

What prompted me to recover the headlining was due to a leak, which thankfully I no longer have! Roof rails and windscreen were the culprits (highly recommend a product called Captain Tolleys it's worked brilliantly)

A wire brush with very gentle pressure, some sharp scissors and patience it took a weekend to complete and that's with four boys running around (the packaging you sent the headlining in made a great workspace protector too-being my dining room table!).

I would love to get the two front seats sorted in the future as this will finish her off nicely. Have a wonderful summer and hope to meet you again.

Kindest Regards
Michelle

Millboard

Made from wood fibres, designed to provide a rigid surface that can be molded around the contours likely to be found inside a vehicle interior.

Quality A
Usage Interior
Stretch -
Weight 2kg
How to mold Soak in water, when dry it will firm up again.