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Old 05-08-2010, 09:45 AM
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Default Detailing price/ft'...... what's fair?

Boat was flithy from winter storage.....Washed, two coats wax.... Hull, Deck, Cockpit.....nothing touched in the cabin......35' Sonic.....2 men for a few hrs........ looks great..... what is a fair price for this job........??
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$400?
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:53 AM
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going rate around here is about $12/ft........probably higher where you are.
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We pay Locally $20.00 a foot for wash,buff,wax ,and they even powerwash the trailer and chrome polish the rims & armor all.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:15 AM
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probably depends a truck can cost 100-200 so probably double that. personally im the type of guy who likes doing it my self.
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$15-20 a foot.
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Ok..... I feel like I got a little "hosed"....pun intended..... He charged me $650. He did a really great job but with no cabin, trailer, or bilige I thought it was a bit pricey. I am not one to bit*h and moan so I won't, I am just curious what everyone else was paying/charging.

nards444....... I usually do it myself but from time to time I will pay someone to do it. New house + 2yr old daughter+ busy at work = paying someone to do it....... I always wax it a second and third time throughout the season but the first is always a bi*ch....

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I get $18 a foot for buff and wax exterior only from the hard chine up (performance style boats only cabin cruiser style boats are $24 a foot). I dont think $650 is to far out of line as long as you are happy with the results. Cabin/trailer/bilge can double the cost of detailing.

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Ok..... I feel like I got a little "hosed"....pun intended..... He charged me $650. He did a really great job but with no cabin, trailer, or bilige I thought it was a bit pricey. I am not one to bit*h and moan so I won't, I am just curious what everyone else was paying/charging.

nards444....... I usually do it myself but from time to time I will pay someone to do it. New house + 2yr old daughter+ busy at work = paying someone to do it....... I always wax it a second and third time throughout the season but the first is always a bi*ch....
$650 is a bit pricey.....comes out to $18/ft (which isn't that bad). What is bad is that he didn't touch your cabin or bilge and what that says in MY book is that they don't like to pay attention to detail. And as we all know, paying attention to DETAIL is half the friggin job. I'd say don't use em again. I've never had a detailer do a job I was completely satisfied with........and it always takes a couple hours to get it right anyways.
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A year ago, I paid $25/foot, came to $750 for my Skater, which is way to high. Three weeks ago I did it my self, it had not been done in way to long, so it needed a bit more work, and it took me 12-16 hours, over 4 days.

My brother-in-law just paid $10/foot, and she did a excelent job.
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