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Old 04-01-2013, 12:09 PM
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Appropriate cost for gelcoat wetsand job

The transom on my xstar is faded so I want to get it wetsanded. Anyone have ideas on how much this job should cost? I got a quote of $200 and thought it was a little high considering the job is only for the transom. thanks-
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:51 PM
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The transom on my xstar is faded so I want to get it wetsanded. Anyone have ideas on how much this job should cost? I got a quote of $200 and thought it was a little high considering the job is only for the transom. thanks-
That's about right for transom only....

It's an easy job for that small of an area.... Do it yourself if so inclined.

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Old 04-01-2013, 06:06 PM
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Sounds cheap to me, especially if they remove the hardware on the transom to do the job right. Wetsand, buff, wax...

Keep wax on it and modify your cover to protect the transom and the swim platform.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:41 PM
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Sounds about right to me, especially if they wax and polish it also (with no hardware removal)
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:54 PM
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When I bought my current boat, it had a little fade. I had the whole boat done (buffed/compounded out) for $350. Went from a bit faded to showroom new for that price. I thought it was fair and was happy to pay it.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:12 PM
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:49 PM
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If you have an X Star, more than likely you don't need to wet sand. Prolly just a compound job and then wax... That's all I did to my OLD faded boat. She looks like new and no wet sanding.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:50 PM
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I think that's pretty fair. You can probably get the entire boat done for not much more with wet sanding only the areas that need it and buffing the rest. It's a small job but he has to drag it in the shop, set up etc... You might consider doing it yourself and save the money and purchase a buffer for yourself for future buffing and waxing.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:14 PM
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I think that's pretty fair. You can probably get the entire boat done for not much more with wet sanding only the areas that need it and buffing the rest. It's a small job but he has to drag it in the shop, set up etc... You might consider doing it yourself and save the money and purchase a buffer for yourself for future buffing and waxing.
sounds like a good idea. what is your thoughts of a good buffer?
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:47 PM
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sounds like a good idea. what is your thoughts of a good buffer?
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