Vinyl Auto Upholstery Fabric: What You Need to Know
Cars are made up of a variety of parts, fabrics, and metals. The interior of your car is really a landscape of textiles. In fact, vinyl is a commonly used fabric in auto upholstery and it’s not just the shiny stuff; it’s a versatile material.
Vinyl – which is one of the most produced man-made synthetic fabrics in the world – is actually a type of plastic. Vinyl is used in everything from gloves to clothing, to car coverings and upholstery. This versatile textile is often used in auto upholstery because of its strength, resistance to moisture and humidity, and color variety.
Auto vinyl upholstery like our Arctic line is a tough seating vinyl that is meant for cold weather. This is what makes vinyl such a great fabric to use: it can withstand the cold, heat, and basically weather that would make other textiles crack.
In fact, auto vinyl is meant to be durable and easy to clean. Vinyl can also be combined with other textiles like polyester to create an even stronger fabric. In cars, vinyl is great for upholstery, especially in restoration projects.
Remember, you want auto upholstery vinyl like our Patriot fabric because of the flexibility in colors, its strength because of its polyester backing, and because we offer PERMABLOK, a topcoat proven to protect vinyl from germs, abrasion, and stains.
Vinyl upholstery for cars should be:
- Offer a Variety of Colors
- Withstand the Elements
- Easy to Clean
- Protected with a Top Coat that Prevents Stains, Germs, Cracking, Abrasion, and Fading
When using vinyl for an auto upholstery project, keep in mind that vinyl is an excellent choice because it offers so much in terms of cost and flexibility. There are a variety of other textiles you can use for your auto project including but not limited to:
So why choose vinyl? Since it was first invented in 1920, vinyl textiles have come a long way. These fabrics can now mimic the look and feel of other natural fabrics like leather or cotton. Vinyl is also a low-cost textile which means you can stay in budget and still have a great-looking fabric for your auto upholstery project.
Now that you know a little more about vinyl auto upholstery fabrics, let us know how we can help you with your next project by visiting us at www.vaughanbros.com or giving us a call at 1-800-444-4701.