Audatex: DBRM Clarification page 153 “Interior/Exterior Metal”

August 30, 2021

Audatex: DBRM Clarification page 153 “Interior/Exterior Metal”

Recent DEG Inquiry 18614 clarifies Audatex DBRM page 153 section 4-4 “Interior/ Exterior Metal”

“Additional RFR Feedback regarding DBRM page 153 Section “Interior/ Exterior metal”
We have reviewed the DBRM section INTERIOR/EXTERIOR METAL. This section is in reference to the application of masking to protect interior/exterior surfaces. The language in this section does not indicate instructions regarding refinishing components, nor does it indicate which components do or do not require refinishing.”

Final DEG Note: Section 4-4 “Interior/ Exterior Metal” is not to be considered for NOT repairing and refinishing adjacent panels inwards as a result of weld burn/ adjacent panel damage. Additional labor to mask and protect the adjacent panels are NOT INCLUDED in the replacement panel operation.

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