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Old 05-08-2012, 07:51 AM
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Looking at getting a detail job in the Daytona area. Quoted $15 a foot for wash and wax. What are some of you guys paying?
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that is a good price. Here in the keys $15 to $20 is normal for a licensed, and insured detailer. On the Chesapeake our prices there er $20 to $25 a foot. Just make sure they are using name brand marine products, not car care products form the auto parts store.
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$15 is an awesome price. I just paid that for the exterior of my hull. It did need to be wet sanded, etc, but that was just for the outside. They start the interior today, and I expect that will be another $400-450. I will say that the results are nothing short of amazing.
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How can you guys answer when we don't even know what size boat?
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Had my 35T done last week. I supplied all the products and buffer; $250 for just the outside. Turned out amazing as it is a deep dark blue that had some glazing on the rear. Thought he would need to wet sand but avoided that. I took the advice from several on here regarding which compound, sealer and wax to use.

I did have a second estimate for inside and out @ $28/ft ($980). Boat is totally covered when not in use so it still looks new.
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The boat I just bought had been in the sun for 4+ years and the outside now looks just like it did the day it came out of the mold. You could run your finger over it and said finger would be covered in chalk. It is amazing what a really good detailer can do. A good detailer is worth every penny, IMO.
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Originally Posted by mickmc View Post
How can you guys answer when we don't even know what size boat?
Typically any professional detailer charges by the foot for exterior work, no matter what size the boat is.
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$20 a foot is probably around the average for west coast of Florida.
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Prices depend on the size and type of the boat and expectations of the owner. For a good professional detail here are the averages from a good detailer
wash and wax is 15-25 per ft.
compound, polish , wax (3 step) 25-50 per ft.

a cheap detailer usually equals bad work. Proper detailing takes time.
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Originally Posted by The Revenge View Post
Looking at getting a detail job in the Daytona area. Quoted $15 a foot for wash and wax. What are some of you guys paying?
Would you pm me with the contact info of the guy in Daytona.
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Average seems to be 20-25/ft around here.
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Originally Posted by ShaneS View Post
Typically any professional detailer charges by the foot for exterior work, no matter what size the boat is.
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I just paid 800 for a 34 but he washed and wax in side and out fish boxes bilge head cc area anchor box everything then wet sanded the outside
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Just paid $15/foot for complete detail. Wash, wax, clean helm, fishboxes, etc.

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