- Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:13 am
It looks like this is an older thread, but I like the idea @Joel Pierson brings up.
Mechanics have a book and it tells them brake pads on a 89 Alfa Spider should take around X hours. If the calipers or rotors are bad, that is extra beyond the X hours.
I know there are a lot of unique variable on each trimming job, but it would be really helpful to have some ideas on averages for some basic types of jobs... just for non-fancy "stock looking" stuff. Foam or seat repairs would be extra and depend on the extent of the damage. Just the teardown, cutting out and sewing the new vinyl, reassembling, etc. Just for a starting point.
* Typical bench seat, like in a Chevy Ford truck: X to Y hours plus materials, repair work.
* Typical bucket seat like in a typical economy car like a Hyundai: Estimate A to B hrs plus materials, repair work.
* Typical per basic door card recover. C to D hrs plus extra for non standard trim, replacing the backing.
That kind of thing. Just a balloons to start with., and just simple, not custom jobs. Any thoughts on that?
I figure by the time I'm doing fancy work, I'll have a better feel for it. But at this point I would want to charge based on what it *should* take for a Trimmer with a bit more experience. If I take twice as long, the extra would be on me... the price of learning.
I've had a few friends ask, and I'd love the opportunity to practice, and they've seen my work. I don't mind a bit of a "friend" discount while I'm learning, but really don't know what would be a fair baseline.