How many hours does it take to detail a car?

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  1. Dodge guy

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    Interior hours?
    Exterior hours?


    Took me roughly 4 1/2 hours to do the interior of a mini-van, it was pretty bad though
     
  2. the_moose914

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    thats pretty vague....are you gonna do paint correction? by hand or PC?
     
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Every vehicle is different. Details have taken me anywhere from 3 hours to 12.
     
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    In general but scottwax pretty much took care of the answer
     
  5. Run N. Gun

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    I'm an amateur...but a complete detail ... interior and exterior (wash, clay, polish, seal) takes me about 4-5 hours for my car and maybe a little longer for my Expedition. I take my time though, I don't have a reason to rush.
     
  6. zaibo155

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    This is my baby. I wash her about every other day. Detail inside and out.
    And I work in the oilfield. The more you clean it the easier it is to keep cleen. Takes me about 2 hours, to just do a wipe down between washes, 4 hours to detail complete, Including shampoo's.
     
  7. justin30513

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    Exactly what I was thinking.

    Soooooooo many variables.
     
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    Sonar_un Prowler Orange

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    It takes me roughly 4-6 hours, entirely 100% by hand.
     
  9. Fierocious

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    Typical wash and insides of cars I do weekly or so usually take 3-4 hours.
    Typical detail of a wash clay polish wax and inside is usually about 7 hours.
    The worst inside was a M5 I did that spun out on the track into the grass. Spent about 12 hours on the inside getting the dirt out of all the nooks and crannys, a/c ducts, controls etc.
    I've done a E55 that was in the Cannonball run, I had to remove all the decals and adhesives from them, repolish/wax it. Took a couple days. Probably 20 or so hours.
     
  10. deusexaethera

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    Dear god. I'd go nuts if I spent that much time rubbing shit on my car. I can barely stand to spend 20mins. washing it.
     
  11. GTslow88

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    why don't you just buy a P.O.S car or truck to drive to work? :dunno:
     
  12. justin30513

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    My wash and vacuums on my bi-weekly customers take about an hour. I mostly do SUV's too. I did 5 today from 8-2:30. Two were waxes.

    It just takes time to get your process down. What took me 5 hours two years ago now takes 2-3.
     

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