WOW that much? Yup and that is the starting price for a small car and it is only included with the restoration and custom service we offer.
To really detail and buff an exterior of a vehicle takes a lot steps. With the newer harder clear coats that everbody uses now a days, it just take time and that translates into money. There are places that short cut these steps. We don't and if your going to do it right, you use the best like 3M. There is atleast 11 steps to buffing and polishing detail service for an exterior paint job, these steps below don't include the wash & wipe down between each sanding step or the wipeing of excess compound and polishes. But this will give you an idea what our detail service is about
step 1: Wetsand the entire vehicle down with 2000 eliminating any range peel
step 2: Wetsand the imperfections (mirco trash,) with 1500
step 3: Wetsand sand the places from step 2 with 2000
step 4: Wetsand the entire vehicle with 3000
step 5: Wetsand the entire veichle with 5000
Now at this point your vehcile will actually have a dull shine and reflective qualities but we are not done yet,
so on too...
step 6: Machine Buff the entire vehicle with 3M light compound with a light sponge cut pad
step 7: Machine Buff the entire vehicle with 3M machine polish with a light polishing sponge pad. To help remove any swirl marks
step 8: Machine Buff the entire vehicle with 3M ultra fine machine polish with a finale polishing sponge pad
step 9: Hand buff the entire vehicle with 3M hand glaze
step10: Wax entire vehicle
step 11: Cean the extreior of the vehicle windows, door glass, moldings and make sure there are no residus left.
And then you have a properly buffed and detailed exterior that with glission down the road.
We only detail vehicles that we paint, that way know what kind of materials are actually on the vehicle.