Please note that Jonathon Skinner is away from Friday 24th September, returning Monday 4th October. All enquiries/emails will be dealt with after this date. Thank you for your patience & understanding.

17th August 2021

Update – Retail Customers

Following on from our message in May – we thank you for your on-going patience whilst we worked through our backorders. You will be pleased to know that we have made significant progress –  and whilst we are still working through some backorders – we aim to be accepting all new retail orders again from the week commencing the 6th September 2021.

Going forward – to avoid disappointment with your restoration – we recommend that you place your order in plenty of time.

We encourage all new customers who are happy to wait to enquire using our website as follows:

Austin Healey & Triumph TR Customers – browse our extensive product library for details and pricing – selecting the products you are considering using our unique “Build a Quote” system. Once submitted, our experienced sales team can review our choices and get back in touch to discuss the finer details and send you material samples based on your choices.

Jaguar & MGA Customers – find lots of useful information and photos about the products we can offer for your restoration on the individual Model Pages for each marque/model. At the bottom of these model pages, you will find a Contact Form specific to your car – which you can fill in and submit with your restoration requirements – and one of our experienced sales team will formulate a Quote for you to get the ball rolling.

Note that all further information related to your enquiry will be processed and responded to after the 6th September 2021. 

In the meantime, Happy Browsing…

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Our Materials & Colours

Your material & colour choices are the starting points for a beautiful interior.

We recommend choosing the main colour of your interior from our Primary Materials. These materials are used across panel and seat work and determine the dominant colour of your interior. Our Secondary Materials are used across flooring and other areas, and these are available in a colour range to complement your Primary Material choice. To help you understand how we have structured our Material and Colours Library into Primary and Secondary Materials, please read our helpful guide below, or read our Handbook post – Colour Focus: Primary and Secondary Materials.

Primary Materials

Leather
Leather
Vinyl
Vinyl
Leathercloth
Leathercloth

Secondary Materials

Piping
Piping
Binding
Binding
Wool
Wool
Moquette
Moquette
Furflex
Furflex
Karvel
Karvel
Nylon
Nylon
Hardura
Hardura
Armacord
Armacord
Headlining
Headlining
Hooding
Hooding

Other Materials

Hardboard
Hardboard
Millboard & Black Grain Board
Millboard & Black Grain Board
Underfelt
Underfelt

At John Skinner (Manufacturing) Ltd, we break down our materials & and their corresponding colour ranges into two categories: Primary Materials & Secondary Materials.

This approach is in accordance with the original factory production lines.

Primary Materials refer to Vinyl & Leather. These are used across panels & seats to determine the dominant colour of your interior & are available in an extensive range of colours. We can colour match very closely between our Vinyl & Leather ranges.

Secondary materials refer to Carpet, Moquette, Furflex, Hardura, Armacord & Headliner. These are used across flooring & other assorted areas of your car. Available in a small, concise palette, your choice of colour for these materials is usually determined by the panels & seats, but could also be influenced by the external paint colour of your car. The colour range of our Secondary Materials has been built to complement, but not necessarily match exactly, to our Primary Materials.

You can learn more in our Handbook post – Colour Focus: Primary and Secondary Materials. From here, you can also read about Colour Schemes and Colour Matching.