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CCC Bumper Prompt

The CCC bumper prompt has changed over the years and currently when replacing or refinishing a bumper the prompt SHOULD pop up and ask “Will the bumper be refinished in a separate procedure from the other panels?” The prompt will show or not show based on your profile settings and you should answer based on your procedure.   With this said I would assume most if not all bumpers would be refinished in a separate operation. I say this because 1. Typically a bumper is refinished at a separate time from the vehicle due to space in the booth and 2. If you are refinishing a bumper there would be a flex additive that would need to be included in the paint requiring a separate paint mix, correct ?? If your estimate has flex additive then it is a safe assumption that the bumper will be refinished in a separation…

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Motor/CCC Updated P-Pages

Motor has released an updated P-Page for CCC One estimating. When reading the P-Pages anything that is new for this update will be written in blue. For example on page G5 you will see an updated paragraph outlining Frame setup. Another change is with bumper absorbers. This update clarifies that energy absorbers are part of the bumper overhaul only when the absorber is attached to the cover. The updated P-Pages will show in your CCC One system and you can always view a complete copy on the DEG website. We have the P-pages listed for all three estimating systems across the top of the home page as well as in the get educated tab. www.degweb.org

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LKQ Parts P-Pages

If you utilize used parts in your repair process you must follow the P-pages outlined for LKQ parts. CCC and Audatex have separate p-pages/columns for used parts. These documents can be found within the estimating system and we also have a current copy on our website. Mitchell does not publish a print or digital copy of their LKQ P-Pages but they can be accessed within the estimating system. Below are a couple of examples of inquiries that we have received in regards to LKQ parts. When replacing an LKQ parts there is a different labor theory then that of an OEM part. For example a used quarter panel. All three estimating system still include the outer quarter and the inner quarter all the way to the floor. I know from my experience and also speaking with several shops that this is not the typical way an LKQ quarter is replaced…