CCC, Mitchell and Audatex – Touch up bolt heads Touching up painted attachment hardware may be needed operation that is NOT INCLUDED in all three information providers published labor times. Touching up hardware would be an on the spot evaluation to make an undetectable repair.
Audatex: Radiator Support Refinish Masking NOT INCLUDED Per Audatex DBRM Section 4-5 on page 160, the following information can be found in the last box in the NOT INCLUDED section that reads: “Masking of interior surfaces/entryways, engine compartment and trunk openings. Interior masking may be performed when necessary to ensure prevention of overspray damage that may not be prevented by adjacent panel perimeter masking (including backtaping or application of foam tape). Interior masking may be considered when exterior panels (doors, hoods, etc.) are removed and refinished See Included “protect interior” operation”
Estimating Tip: CCC/MOTOR: Complete Bed Refinish New vs Recycled assembly . When replacing a bed in CCC with either new or recycled bed assembly, CCC users should verify the footnotes in each category for specific exclusions or inclusions. In the example below, the new replacement bed allows 15.6 hrs with a footnote “Labor time does not include tail gate or underside of floor” For the recycled bed assembly, refinish labor allowance of 18.1 hrs. has a footnote “Refinish time is for complete bed assembly.” Page G40 of MOTOR RACED Guide states “Assembly is serviced with tailgate” CCC users that encounter identical labor times with footnotes that show differences, please submit a www.degweb.org Inquiry to address database concerns.