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Prep for refinish on panels with factory applied scratch resistant clear

Estimating Tip- Prep for refinish on panels with factory applied scratch resistant clear (nano clear) DEG Inquiry 20445 response from CCC – “An on-the-spot evaluation must be performed and agreed upon by both estimators to apply an estimated work time for the additional prep that needs to be done for ceramic application coated vehicles.” DEG Inquiry 20475 response from Audatex – “Any additional effort to prepare a factory painted panel for refinish that has Ceramic clear coat is NOT INCLUDED. The refinish time is strictly based on the new e-coat part preparation.” DEG Inquiry 20476 response from Mitchell – “Our research shows that there are no additional processes used in the application of ceramic clear. In regards to ceramic clear being hard to sand, Mitchell refinish times are for new and undamaged parts so difficulty in sanding would not apply. The specific vehicle manufacturer recommendations should be followed when refinishing…

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CCC Bumper Prompt Language Updates

Estimating Tip: CCC/ MOTOR- CCC Bumper Prompt Language Updates https://cccis.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/5997834936596-Bumper-Refinish-Prompt CCC has made recent updates regarding the language of the BUMPER PROMPT. A better understanding of the prompt and how to correctly select “YES” or “NO” can be found on the link provided. It is important to read the tutorial as well consulting with your paint manufacture for proper material and application process to ensure you are accurately capturing the proper paint labor and material when selecting “YES or NO”   Additionally SCRS has a validated flow chart available here for additional reference regarding the Bumper Prompt

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CCC/ MOTOR- Refinish Labor vs Refinish Paint Supplies

Estimating Tip: CCC/ MOTOR- Refinish Labor vs Refinish Paint Supplies https://cccis.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360041991692-Refinish-Labor-vs-Refinish-Paint-Supplies “Paint Labor is the work on the part of the technician. It’s their hourly rate, plus whatever money the shop is making off of his labor. So, if the estimate grants 4 hours to paint a fender, the shop makes 4 times the hourly labor rate. The critical thing to note is that this is labor and therefore it is flexible. Simply put, if the shop agreed to only charge 2 hours to refinish that same fender but it still took 4 to do, the shop simply makes less money on the labor but otherwise there is no loss. Paint Supplies or Paint Materials is the actual paint, or clear coat, and the tapes, gap filling materials, masking paper, sandpaper, cleaners, thinners, and additives used during the refinish process.  For most of our customers, this is also billed by the hour.  This is…