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mirrorfinishman
Jun 10th, 2004, 02:13 AM
Just wanted to share some information about HUMMER detailings.

I have found that in order to do a thorough job, most HUMMER detailings usually take about eight hours to complete. That includes polishing and waxing under the hood and at least two hours of work on the interior alone.

When you consider my hourly rate of fifty dollars per hour, I have been pricing HUMMER detailings at $399.

I'm interested in knowing;
1- how much time do you spend on detailing a HUMMER?
2- what price do you charge?
3- what's included in the detailing?

Mike Phillips
Jun 10th, 2004, 08:28 AM
Hi Frank,

I have never detailed a Hummer, and probably wouldn't ever take the job mostly because I don't do daily drivers. They also look like an incredible amount of work just because of their intricate and complex body panels and trim.

I think $400.00 is fair, and possibly on the low side for a complete detail inside and out.

I would be curious if anyone else on our forum has detailed a Hummer? Most of the ones I see are usually look like they're well-kept.

Mike

mirrorfinishman
Jun 11th, 2004, 05:20 AM
HI Mike,

Thanks for the reply.

Detailing a HUMMER is like detailing an oversized toy Tonka Truck. It's a lot of fun and a lot of work at the same time. It's the kind of detailing job that you tend to get lost in. You actually begin to lose track of time. I usually start early in the AM and get the outside completely finished, take a lunch break and then tackle the interior. You've really got to love detailing to do these HUMMERS.

DAC17
Jun 11th, 2004, 02:34 PM
Or really love the $399.00....

SeabreezeDetailing
Sep 13th, 2005, 10:56 AM
I know this post is old... but I wanted to chime in.

I have recently done a polishing and waxing job, and a full executive detail on another. Both H2's.

Here are my thoughts.

1.) Lots of trim to be concerned with
2.) The curvatures of the vehicle make it a grueling job for polishing and waxing
3.) A lot of the under-carriage is exposed (this needs to be detailed too)
4.) The interior is not the usual
5.) Most are extremely well kept, or an extreme disaster

I think your price is more than fair, and because you based it on your hourly rate, you were more than covering your end, even thought it took some extra time.

I personally love detailing vehicles such as these. The job pays very well, and I get to stay in one place all day, rather then bounce around town doing smaller jobs.

What are the differences in the new H3? Other than it’s a lil shorter, and not so tall?

Finally, a word of advise. DO NOT PRESSURE WASH THE STEP BARS on a H2 is they are painted. There is already a known issue at GM regarding the paint chipping. One of the two H2's I did recently had this defect after only 4 months. If you detail a customers Hummer, inform them.

mysticdetail
Sep 14th, 2005, 10:45 PM
$400 seems like a lot to me.
I usually do bigger SUVs for $170-200. I did a yellow H2 maybe 6 months ago. I can't remember exactly what I charged, but it took no more than 2.5 hours for 2 people to do it. We clay, wash, and wax on the outside, and the inside was fairly clean(wish made it even easier). I thought it was a fairly easy car because of the condition. The only bad part is that there are plenty of nooks and crannies for water to roll out of after you finish drying. Hope this info helps. If you can get away with charging $400, then do it.

Elite M.D.
Sep 17th, 2005, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by mysticdetail
$400 seems like a lot to me.
I usually do bigger SUVs for $170-200. I did a yellow H2 maybe 6 months ago. I can't remember exactly what I charged, but it took no more than 2.5 hours for 2 people to do it. We clay, wash, and wax on the outside, and the inside was fairly clean(wish made it even easier). I thought it was a fairly easy car because of the condition. The only bad part is that there are plenty of nooks and crannies for water to roll out of after you finish drying. Hope this info helps. If you can get away with charging $400, then do it.

I know I wouldnt get near a Hummer for anything less then $350. I have washed a few and they are very tall and wide.