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    Default Boat detailing in Charleston

    Who is a good, reasonably priced (charleston I know) person around here? Donít need anything fancy just havenít detailed or waxed the boat in 4-5 years.
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    I got quoted $26 bucks a foot a few months ago for a wash and wax. I am not that lazy. I made some effort, called my nephew and told him he best be learning to wax a damn boat...

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    Carolina Marine Restoration is good people.

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    I don’t know that you will find a “reasonably “priced professional detailer around the Charleston area. At least not with the handful of people that I’ve talk to about it. I got two prices back that was similar to JAB’s.

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    How big a boat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whackumstackum View Post
    How big a boat?
    Bigger than I want to do myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scdiver View Post
    Carolina Marine Restoration is good people.
    Yeah I see them on Instagram and they seem to do good work. They’re on my list to call.
    Sea Ark 1542 w/ Yamaha 40
    Xpress 16 w/ 50 Hammer
    War Eagle 15 w/ 30 Hammer

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    "Sometimes you gotta grab the bull by the horns and the women by the tits and take charge in your life" - General Patton

    "I'm very drunk and I intend on getting still drunker before this evening's over."
    - Rhett Butler

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    High speed angle grinder with a 3m buffing pad installed makes quick work with a wax job.

    I did my 25ft boat last week in less than 3 hours alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post
    now Hogan can fuck off on here all day and call it work, thanks!

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    I think Carolina Marine is also the same guys as Low country skiff shop. Seem like they do good work, however I have no experience with them. There are some people I would stay away from down there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMAC_ducks View Post
    I think Carolina Marine is also the same guys as Low country skiff shop. Seem like they do good work, however I have no experience with them. There are some people I would stay away from down there.
    They aren't.
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    I got a guy I use. His name is Houston Kappler, Kapplers Marine Service. Does great work. His number is 843-934-3399. He has a shop near O'burg but will do onsite work and does quite a bit of work in Charleston. Tell him I (Lee) recommended him. I spend quite a bit of money with him. MG
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    Thanks MG
    Sea Ark 1542 w/ Yamaha 40
    Xpress 16 w/ 50 Hammer
    War Eagle 15 w/ 30 Hammer

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    "I'm very drunk and I intend on getting still drunker before this evening's over."
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    Andrew Olsen at Olsen boatworks or Carolina Marine Restoration

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    2nd for Andrew Olsen and Olsen Boatworks. He used to detail the new Freemans before they left the shop. He does good work.

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    I try to spray down the boat with a 50/50 mixture of water and Clorox about 20 minutes before a thunderstorm.
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    Clorox will peel all of your wax off. Starke makes some good products. Drake boat detailing on YouTube has tons of videos on everything from simple waxing to wet sanding if you decide to do it yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberhead* View Post
    I try to spray down the boat with a 50/50 mixture of water and Clorox about 20 minutes before a thunderstorm.
    Nothing better than a good rainstorm as soon as you pull in the driveway.

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