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Old 03-17-2009, 11:02 PM
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a little math is in order. What does a 5 day detail cost?? 40 hrs plus supplies, surely at least $20 / hr (wouldn't be surprised to hear it was more than twice that.) So a minimum of $800 on a car that has traveled only 800 miles?? $1/mile maintenance, excluding rapid depreciation of at least 10% / year, plus opportunity costs of initial investment in vehicle, plus insurance. I hate to be devils advocate, but the more I thought about this thread, the more I thought this one was nuts. Surprises me that no one else has commented similiarly. I am just doing a reality check, is a car that was produced in record numbers really worthy of such dedication and time??

Remember we are talking about a mass produced Ferrari, that will one day have a value similar to a 308. Now if this was a pre fiat period classic sure, but a f430?
 
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Dude, seriously it is still a Ferrari, and it was still very expensive!
 
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:27 AM
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A seriously expensive, beautiful, great handling rapidly depreciating asset.
 
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:38 AM
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Wow amazing job! Talk about attention to detail! Very impressed
 
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Wow. The pictures speak for itself. What an amazing transformation. Great to see a detailer that really knows what he is doing and takes pride in his work.
 
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I think the thing is that a detail like that isn't a once a month ordeal. Its an investment in the car and if done once (especially with a sealant like that) its going to be good to go down the road for a good while.

And if you had a detail like that done prior to a 3M protection, etc... then its going to be preserved for years.
 
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WOW, what a great detail and write up.

I nominate this for detail of the year for 2009. Even polished and waxed the license plate!
 
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Originally Posted by Ced View Post
Thats fn crazy!
I hope he charges at least $1000 for such jobs. Amazing doesnt describe the work he put into it.
$1000 would be cheap. if he did one car a week he'd only make $52k. this guy does awesome work.
 
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Originally Posted by Mr Kram View Post
$1000 would be cheap. if he did one car a week he'd only make $52k. this guy does awesome work.

That would only be his revenue too, not profit
 
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wow! thats sik!
 
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