Originally Posted by FreshAir
A c c c t tually....you'l find that the car store polishes aren't THAT much cheaper. It's that you are not buying 1/2 or 1 lb cans. Been there.....
Just depends on what you're using. Diamondbrite aluminum polish is around $12 + tax for 8 oz at Lowe's. That's $1.63 per oz.
Nuvite F7 was $44.95 + shipping for 1 lb from VTS. That's $3.12 per oz.
Of course, the real calculation would need to involve the "polishing power" of each, to get a $/sqft of polishing. And I'd also include the amount of time spent polishing, to get an hrs/sqft of polishing, for a final unit that is "Dollar-Hours per Square Foot" or something like that. But then it gets really, REALLY subjective, regarding tools, techniques, and "average" or "appropriate" levels of shine.
So at the end of it all I'll just say, nice work GlobeTrottin, looks good and the price was right!