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Second color and clear set up NOT INCLUDED

Estimating Tip: Audatex: Second color and clear set up NOT INCLUDED Audatex DBRM  Page 152 Section 4-4 Refinish Guidelines shows that second color and clear coat set up as NOT INCLUDED in published refinish times. “Second Color Setup: Second Color Setup .4 (not two-tone) may be necessary for underhood colors, mouldings and trim where a second color is used. This is a manual entry that may be used when required.” In addition to second color, repairers may need to perform a “second clear setup” “Second Clear Setup: Second Clear Setup .4 may be necessary in certain circumstances to match the OEM finish (e.g. underhood, aprons, and rails needing “matte” clears). This is a manual entry that may be used when required.”

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Estimating Tip: Mitchell – Dynamic Systems Verification Road Test

Estimating Tip: Mitchell – Dynamic Systems Verification Road Test Mitchell MCE and Ultramate users have the ability to add “Dynamic Systems Verification Road Test” on the estimate as a NON included operation. Users can find this database selection in the “Reference Sheet >> Calibrations>> Dynamic Systems Verification Road Test” or using quick code 933039. Note, this procedure will require an on-the-spot evaluation due to many variables by the different OEM driving patterns and conditions that must be met. This may be a required operation by the OEM. Always reference the latest OEM repair procedures and verifying the process to perform a Dynamic Systems Verification Road Test.  

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Estimating Tip: CCC- Seat belts and related components “mechanical” classification

Estimating Tip: CCC- Seat belts and related components “mechanical” classification In DEG Inquiry 18181 MOTOR had made updates to seat belt retractors and buckles to show an “M” (Mechanical) classification. CCC users should be aware that some SRS components with a SRS squib connector may not show a “M” classification. Users should submit an inquiry through the DEG (www.degweb.org), for SRS components with squib connectors that do not show a “M” classification for the component.MOTOR Definition of component classification: “(M) Mechanical: Components that transform one form of motion or energy into another. Mechanical components would likely be serviced at a mechanical service facility rather than a body repair facility if that component failed during normal operation.”