Friday I detailed 4 cars at school since I didn't comp that day out. I detailed a Honda Accord for someone who worked on my personal laptop a few times. I then detailed a Chevy Aveo for a room parent who did a lot for our grade level team. For teacher appreciation week he forgave us of lunches that he had paid for since January. For me it was about $70 worth. A third car I detailed was a Volkswagon Jetta for a teacher and I only charged $20. The last car I detailed for a lunch, minus me tipping. It was a Pontiac G6 Convertible. All of these cars required an interior cleaning and exterior prep before waxing.
Well, today I was asked to detail 3 cars for a family who often has me do their cars once a year. The first car I did was a brand new Buick Enclave. The guy was cleaning it when I arrived. All I had to do was apply and take off the wax. The 2nd car I spent the most time on was a 2002 BMW. It required me removing some tar and paint from the rocker pannel. Still I only did the outside of the car. The last vehicle was a Dodge Ram Quad cab and it was spotless as well. I removed a little bit of tar and waxed on and waxed off in about an hour.
I worked much harder Friday and spent about 6 hours total. I netted about $25 worth. I detailed inside and out of these cars. Today I only detailed the exteriors and 2 of the cars I didn't even have to prep for waxing. When Steve asked how much I figured I work for about $25 per hour and said $100 would be plenty. He said he would write me a check for $125. That was nice.
Either way I ended up in the plus and enjoyed being outside cleaning cars.