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Old 06-07-2011, 07:47 AM
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I do have a full cover, always have. Last time I had it proffesionally done was in 2007 and the shine was amazing but at that time it did not cost me for that wax & buff job.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:54 AM
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I just did my 25' Checkmate. I had 20 hours into it. I was going to have someone do it but they wanted $25 a foot. I thought that was very high. So I went and bought myself a buffer the compound, polish, and wax and did it myself. After you use the compound you will want to use a polish. The polish is absorbed into the gel and then the wax which is a top coat and protects. I did 2 coats of wax. Mine was very chalky and dull before but after some elbow grease she shined up nice
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I get $28 a foot for performance boats and $35 a foot for cruisers. Done right it is an involved labor intensive process. A good pro job should include removing all the snaps and anything else that can come off without to much trouble. And, like LaVita said, its a three step process compound-polish-wax. Get references from anyone you use and dont bother with two hundred yard kids. Their great for a quick clean and shine but will not have the knowledge or equipment to maximize the finish on your boat. You should be in the $1000 to $1500 range
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:24 PM
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Not to dig you, i dont know the circumstances. But it amazes me how people dont take care of things for years. I see it up on the thousand islands. Expensive boats tied up in marinas faded to hell scratched up etc. I dont get it


Fountain4402 no offense taken and I get that and I see the same. I promise you that if you saw the condition of my boat you would wonder why I am even concerned about having it professionally buffed as it does not look bad to the average person. But as annual as I am about the maintenance & condition of my big boy toys I do have a higher expectation of how they are kept. Drives my wife crazy
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:00 PM
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If I do it for you...I charge you $550-$750

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Old 06-07-2011, 09:34 PM
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I missed using an OR on my PQ one season and I paid the price dearly. I had to wet sand my entire boat, took me 32hrs (2 weekends) and some major tired hands and arms. Do your due diligence and you won't have shell out $1k or more. I do mine twice a year, before and after the season begins and it looked great for a 12yr old boat. It's simple, pay now or pay later.
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