Cigarette Boat...

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Bolix, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Bolix

    Bolix GLOWED UP OT Supporter

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    Ok so I got a call earlier today and a shop wants me to detail their $700,000 cigarette boat :eek4::noes:.

    Any tips from people who have done boats? This beast is either 70' or 90', I forget what he said. I haven't done anything even CLOSE to this size before!
     
  2. CBlakeNS

    CBlakeNS New Member

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    They dont make 70' foot cigarette boats, the largest a cigarette boat goes up to is like 50' I think your speaking more of a yacht or cruiser...

    Cigarette boats are like donzi, formula, cigarette, apache, fountain, etc

    I have no idea, I need to detail our boat soon either but I dont know if there is anything I should be careful with in buffing gel coat.
     
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    $15-20 a foot for boats. Either that or price it out by the hour.
     
  4. Bolix

    Bolix GLOWED UP OT Supporter

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    Ah, I see. I haven't actually seen the boat yet, my friend just told me about it and said "cigarette boat," but he is a bit of a tard. I was planning on going out to see it earlier today(well yesterday by now) but hardcore rain prevented me, so hopefully it will be clear tomorrow and I can go see it first hand. The shop just trailered it down from Maine iirc so I suspect it's going to be pretty damn filthy.

    And I also would like to know if there are any special measures/precautions I should take in regards to the paint or any other thing particular to a boat.

    Thanks for the advice guys, this will hopefully turn out to be a HUGE source of income for me, especially if I go by scottwax's pricing :eek:
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    You are going to need gel coat specific products or really strong compounds like Optimum Hyper Compound and cutting pads. Gel coats are like a freakin' rock.
     
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    moeffin word. when i graduated HS, my summer job was at a boat shop, with a fiberglass shop next door. i polished a boat for the 'glass shop one time. it was quite a chore. took me like 6 hrs using a rotary and a bucket of something like a compound paste. :eek4:
     
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    Good luck man...let us know what type of boat it is and your process etc.....it may be a cig boat, the footage just may be wrong or something...cause I know it might be pretty tough to trailer a boat of that size listed above.
     

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