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Old 09-26-2013, 10:12 AM   #1
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Polish a boat?

Friend of mine is smitten with my Bambi's shine and has asked me to polish his 17' aluminum bass boat! lol. He know it'll never be close to comparable, but he'd like it to look more like new than it does.

I'm a Nuvite user for Bambi, but open to suggestions on this boat idea.

Also, looking for how much you'd charge for the labor on the job (he's buying supplies). I don't want to ask too much, but I want it to be worth my time too.

So...
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:29 AM   #2
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He provides materials???? about $30 a foot for your time? Cheaper if he provides barley pops?
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:37 AM   #3
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He better be a GREAT friend.....especially at 30/foot.
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The aluminum alloy they use for boats will not hold its shine for very long, if you do not put a clear coat sealer on top of it. Boats get beached and will ruin the shine on the bottom.
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I thought that Market price for polishing an Airstreams is $100 a running foot. i.e. a 17-footer AS would cost $1,700

Is the bass boat comparable to the equivalent AS in surface area per running foot? In view of the fact that you won't see the bottom plus it will wear off quickly, should you suggest only doing down just below the water line?
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From one of my favorite threads...

FeatherCraft RESTORATION

It's an old thread and about much more than just polishing.

Here's a fun picture.
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Thanks for the input! You've given me something to think about.
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