cost for waxing

fathergoose

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has anyone paid to have their boat waxed recently? I was quoted a price of $25/foot for hull and all top surfaces except non-skid. I think that this is a little high.
 

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It costs me about $15 for wax/gel coat restorer and $100.00 to my nephew to run the buffer every spring......works out to less than $5.00 per ft! :)
 

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OK, then that sounds fair. To do it right, it does take some time. There's a lot of angles and things to go around, too.
Have you done it yourself?
Hell of a lot of work if you do it right. I use a Cyclo buffer that does a great job and speeds the work but my arms, shoulders and back still feel it afterward. I retired 4 years back from LE but have always been into cars, boats, Bikes, and the like and have done my own work. When asked I have taken on detail jobs on the side for extra cash (though I’m good if I don’t). If you do it right it’s an all day job. I get asked a lot but I’ve been turning them down lately, it takes a lot out of me and though retired my plate of things I have to get done is full.
If you decide to do the job yourself get a Cyclo buffer. They go for about $350 for just the machine and with pads and materials another $150, but then you have it.
The thing I like about it is besides the amazing job it does it will not harm the surface your buffing.
I also use it to apply the wax.
 

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Have you done it yourself?
Hell of a lot of work if you do it right. I use a Cyclo buffer that does a great job and speeds the work but my arms, shoulders and back still feel it afterward. I retired 4 years back from LE but have always been into cars, boats, Bikes, and the like and have done my own work. When asked I have taken on detail jobs on the side for extra cash (though I’m good if I don’t). If you do it right it’s an all day job. I get asked a lot but I’ve been turning them down lately, it takes a lot out of me and though retired my plate of things I have to get done is full.
If you decide to do the job yourself get a Cyclo buffer. They go for about $350 for just the machine and with pads and materials another $150, but then you have it.
The thing I like about it is besides the amazing job it does it will not harm the surface your buffing.
I also use it to apply the wax.
Mike, did you mean to quote me or Old Man Goose? ;)

Yes, I've done it - hence the reason I thought that price was fair. Done my own boats... friends/family... customers. Like you, too many times to remember. I'm not familiar with the Cyclo - but I use the type of buffer that looks like a grinder. Gotta be careful with those, but excellent results - especially helpful if you've got a severely oxidized hull and you want to cut through it quickly..
 
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