Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Installing Your Wheelskins Leather Steering Wheel Cover

Got 45 minutes and a relatively steady hand?

Then you have what it takes to add the luxurious feel of leather to your steering wheel!!!

Join the thousands of other drivers who have purchased a Wheelskins genuine leather steering wheel wrap and treat yourself! The leather wraps come sized specifically for your vehicle's year make and model for a snug custom fit. In the box you'll find a nylon lacing cord, a needle, and illustrated detailed installation instructions with the cover exactly as you designed it on ShopSAR. The holes are pre-punched on the inside seam with a patented lacing hole reinforcement to prevent tearing during installation. You just sew it right over your wheel. The illustrated Installation Instructions provided with your Wheelskins will show you how to lace around any spokes, or to use dummy stitches at the spokes if they are wider than about 1 ½ inches where they connect to the wheel.

While we're at it, care for your Wheelskins Steering Wheel Cover is pretty important as well...

Your Wheelskin is made of leather that is specifically tanned and finished for this product. It is  recommended that you gently use only water and a soft sponge or paper towel to remove any surface soil buildup. Avoid all purpose cleaners and protectants that will remove the special finishes and coatings on the leather. Most leather cleaners that are made for leather upholstery, which have hard finishes. These cleaners are unsuitable for the softer Wheelskins and should be avoided.

Follow these directions and you'll have a beautifully installed genuine leather steering wheel cover for years to come!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Katzkin Color Samples Available on ShopSAR

While Katzkin updates their official sample books, we are making genuine material swatch samples available on Click here to visit our samples page where you will be able to choose up to ten colors that will be priority mailed to you, along with a color chart of additional options.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Why aren't our Car Covers 'Waterproof'?

It seems like that should be an obvious conclusion - that an outdoor can cover should be waterproof. But actually, that would be TERRIBLE for your car, truck, or SUV!

All materials from Coverking, who make our outdoor car covers, are breathable – this allows moisture which is trapped under the car to escape through the cover, preventing a “greenhouse” condition. That's what you would get with waterproof materials - condensation under the cover which may result in damage to your vehicle. That moisture will stay trapped under the cover and cause bacteria to grow more rapidly and eventually lead to oxidation and rust. We're talking about hundreds of dollars to repair.  So beware of covers that claim to be waterproof – a waterproof car cover can damage your vehicle. A car cover should be water resistant, to keep the vehicle from getting wet from dew or moisture, but not waterproof (or rainproof).

CLICK HERE to see our complete line of Car Covers for any situation or location!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Katzkin Leather Care and Maintainence

Katzkin Leather Upholstery Kits have received a protective treatment during the tanning process, which will protect the grain from the soiling and staining of everyday use. If necessary, we recommend the following procedures for cleaning:

For Spots and Spills: Blot excess liquid immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use clear, lukewarm water and gently wipe spill. If water is used, clean the entire area where the spill occurred. Dry with a clean towel and allow to air dry. Do not dry wet areas with heat dryers, hair dryers, etc. as this will damage the leather. 

For Stubborn Spots and Stains: Use a mild solution of Ivory bar soap and clear, lukewarm water. Apply the soap to a clean wet sponge and blot the affected area. Do not apply force or pressure, as the heat and friction of rubbing will damage the leather. Rinse and allow to air dry naturally.

DO NOT USE: Any Saddle soaps, oils, abrasives, cleaners containing detergent (such as dishwashing liquids), solvent-based cleaners (such as mineral spirits), varnish or ammonia water or silicone-based products as these types of cleaners will cause damage to the protective top coat of the leather and may void your warranty. Your leather has already been preserved in the tanning process and needs no maintenance other than the simple cleaning recommended.

We highly recommend using KATZKIN LEATHER LOTION available on for regular conditioning of your seats to keep them looking new for years to come! 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Foose Designed Leather Kits at! is proud to present a new line of amazing Katzkin Leather kits personally designed by Chip Foose, the legendary international automotive designer and star of television’s "Overhaulin”.

"I am excited to take my relationship with Katzkin to the next level through our licensing agreement,” said Foose. "Katzkin has the highest quality leathers and their craftsmanship and stitching is outstanding. I’m excited to see my concepts come to life, from my design to your car.”

Chip has designed exclusive Katzkin interiors for several popular models, including the Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 and Ford Mustang.

To see if we have a Foose Katzkin kit for your vehicle click here!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Installing Headrests from your Katzkin Kit

In our latest installation video the ShopSAR restlylers give you some tips for a successful install on some brand new headrest covers which are included as past of a Katzkin Upholstery Kit.

Just remember these three tips if you are tackling this job yourself:

1.       You must compress the foam.
2.       You must firmly grip the new cover in a way that you support and protect the seams as they can easily split and tear during install.

3.       Cover the foam with a thin plastic bag. Two great examples are a dry cleaning bag and the grocery store fruits and veggie bag. 

Watch the video and enjoy your new interior!