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02-01-2009 12:34 PM
Maine Sail
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Originally Posted by Melrna View Post
Big thing about hiring someone with a power buffer is they can damage the gel coat when they use the buffer on the wax application. How that happens is they overheat area they are working on trying to get the best shine. So be careful on who you hire and get references.

Yep compounding, polishing and waxing is more of an art than a skill or job. Most are clueless! You want a good finish find someone who has been to Dupont, Imron or Awlgrip finishing school/training.

The use of ONE pad is a sure sign this guy is a hack. A one pad trained monkey is barely worth $3.00 per foot...
02-01-2009 09:39 AM
Melrna In the Miami area $20 a foot is the going rate. Can find it cheaper; $15 a foot if one looks hard. Big thing about hiring someone with a power buffer is they can damage the gel coat when they use the buffer on the wax application. How that happens is they overheat area they are working on trying to get the best shine. So be careful on who you hire and get references.
02-01-2009 08:16 AM
sailingdog Given that the guy is using the same pad without really cleaning it..I'd say he's probably going to do more damage than good.
01-31-2009 10:56 PM
SiXeVeN Of course, that is what he showed me (sample patch) he would do... Seeing as I was standing there watching him. I guess what he ACTUALLY will do to the whole boat is a bit of a mystery.

Unless I stand there and watch him do the whole boat
01-31-2009 10:52 PM
SiXeVeN He did a sample area for me. He started with a solvent wipe that removed some dirt and nastly little mold buggers. He then used a power buffer and 3M HD compound and buffed it out well. Next used a restore fine compound to polish and finally a coat of Wintex??? hard paste wax to protect. Looks good.

Possible concerns are that he used the same power buffer sheepswool pad for all the steps. (inbetween different compounds and wax he 'scraped' the pad with a metal tool while it spun which seemed to remove the caked on material) Not ideal as a new pad, but probably OK??
Also, used a lot of 3m compound but seemed to be rather light on the paste wax... I know you don't need much but can use use too little???

Haven't seen how he plans on doing the molded non-slip (my personal cleaning nemesis).
01-31-2009 10:42 PM
Maine Sail
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Originally Posted by SiXeVeN View Post
Quick question...

What is your local rate for a compound polish and wax. Per foot. I got a guy who will do it for $20 a foot but unsure if that is a good rate or not. It includes all deck and above waterline hull.

Thanks.
If it is done right, which is at a minimum a three step process, compound, polish & wax $20.00 per foot is a steal. I don't include the deck when i say that that is for hull only done right.

Perhaps 90% of the people wheeling boats out there don't do it right though so depending on how your guy does it $20.00 per ft could still be a rip off too...
01-31-2009 10:23 PM
T37Chef Up here I hear about $10.00/ft for hull only. Your quote doesn't sound to bad if they do the deck 2
01-31-2009 10:19 PM
SiXeVeN
Compound and wax rate???

Quick question...

What is your local rate for a compound polish and wax. Per foot. I got a guy who will do it for $20 a foot but unsure if that is a good rate or not. It includes all deck and above waterline hull.

Thanks.

 
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