I remember a thread awhile back about boat detailing in the Sacramento area, but I don't think any WW members had any boat specific experience with any of the companies listed.
Last week my old man had a guy out at his house (where I store my boat), doing some detail work on a few cars. I was pretty impressed with the work, so I showed him my boat. My 04 X2 was looking pretty hammered. It's got 300 hours of hard use, and very little cosmetic maintenance. Within 5 minutes he convinced me to drop it off at his shop on the corner of 16th and I street in downtown Sac. I dropped it off on a Sunday night, and he was finished by the following Wednesday.
It was not cheap, but , it just blew my mind when I went and picked up the boat last night! It seriously looks as good, if not better, than it did when brand new. If I were trying to sell this boat, I guarantee the first person that came to look at it would buy it.
Here's a short list of the work he did:
-Remove all of the wax and crap that I had built up on the hull over the last year
-Buff and wax entire hull
-Remove water spots from trailer and rims
-Remove water spots from all glass and chrome
-Remove water spots and dirt from ALL aluminum
-Vacuumed and shampooed the carpet
-Cleaned all of the crap from under all seats
-Cleaned all of the carpet under each seat and storage area
-Cleaned every seat, top and bottom, totally spotless
-Washed and waxed the trailer
....the list goes on and on. Simply put, every single aspect of the whole entire boat is as clean, or more clean than it was when I bought the boat brand new.
He also explained to me the proper method and tools for wiping down a boat (exact opposite of what I was doing), and hooked me up with a fancy chamois.
The total ended up being $450. Yes, very expensive. My boat was extra costly, because the whole entire thing was completely filthy, and he had to chemically strip all of the old wax and crap that I'd built up.
A lot of the work he did can be done by anybody with a lot of spare time and a desire to save some $$$. However, his buffing, waxing, and water spot removal are unbelievable!
I will definitely be taking my boat to him again at the end of the summer, and he's going to do my truck in the next week or two.
The guy's name is Cameron, and the business is:
Priority Auto Spa
821 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814