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Pressing out damage bearing NOT INCLUDED

Estimating Tip: CCC/ MOTOR- Pressing out damage bearing NOT INCLUDED DEG Inquiry 20533 response from MOTORS “The estimated work time applied to the Hub & Bearing is for replacement of all new parts. The time to remove the Hub from the Bearing is not included and would be an on-the-spot evaluation. Pressing in the existing Hub into the new bearing would be an included operation.”

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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