I told him I work by the hour for $35 an hour and depending how much of correction he wanted of course. A higher percentage would mean more time as you know because of the stages and different polishes involved (percentage wise i.e. 50%, 50 to 80%, 80 to 95+% ) we could go from there. Yet he hasn't PMed me back after I replied to him. But its ok no hard feelings most people get scared off when I tell them what I charge and thats, that I am reasonable most pros charge $50 to 60+ an hour.^ haha how much were you asking for?
Doing it by hand is tough work, but can be done, but you will never have full correction without a machine polisher.
either invest into detailing (which i can tell you now, is a lot of money, time and time learning how to) or pay for someone like dannyboy to do it for you and get your car swirl free again by a guy who knows what he is doing!