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Old 06-06-2011, 04:08 PM
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I need some imput; I have a 382 Fastech, last time is was waxed and buffed with a machine was 2007, so there is some fade to the top deck, it just lost it's deep shine.
I got a quote from a guy who is experienced in boat detailing to do a three step process on the complete boat. Light compound on all the white, then the painted areas separately and then finally complete wax job. What would you expect to pay for this or what is the going rate per/ft?
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18.50 per foot
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$1,500-$1,700
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You could probably get a kid at a marina yard to do it on the side for $200.
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Yikes, I'm glad I don't live in your neck of the woods....I usually pay the guys down at the lake around $10.00 a foot for a complete "Wash & Wax" on mine....run's in the neighborhood of $350 to $400 depending on what else I have them do...
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Wash and wax is a hole lot different than removing 4 year old chalk by compounding. IMO: Anything under $1,000 is probably going to get you a crappy job and that $1,500-1,700 estimate you should expect (and get) a great job.

Keep in mind that since it's been so long since it's been compounded that the "chalk" will come back pretty quickly compared to a new boat.



BTW: I took a wheel to mine twice a year. The top deck needed light compounding each time while the sides only got it once a year........It then got 2 coats of wax after that (twice a year).
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The price quoted seems to be in the ball park to what most have suggested.

t500 what do you beleive needs to be done to restore the shine to last for a season or two?
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If you don't have a full mooring cover get one. I buff and wax my 336 every spring and touch up the deck with Mothers once a month. The cover does its job.
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The price quoted seems to be in the ball park to what most have suggested.

t500 what do you beleive needs to be done to restore the shine to last for a season or two?
It should be detailed annually. Get a full cover too.
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If you don't have a full mooring cover get one. I buff and wax my 336 every spring and touch up the deck with Mothers once a month. The cover does its job.
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