Estimating Tips

Extending clear to nearest break point

Estimating Tip- All three estimating systems. Extending clear to nearest break point Clear coat application to the nearest breaking point may be a necessary operation during vehicle refinish. Additional labor for panel surface preparation and clear coat application is NOT INCLUDED in 2.5 when the threshold has already been met. Materials used in the preparation, masking, and application of clear is NOT INCLUDED. Links to all three information providers P Pages will discuss the process. CCC: https://help.cccis.com/webhelp/motor/gte/guide.htm#CLEAR_COAT_UNDAMAGED_PANEL.htm%3FTocPath%3DREFINISHING%2520PROCEDURES%7C_____9 Mitchell: http://static.mymitchell.com/static/webhelp/ppages/ceg/1033/Content/ceg022812.htm Audatex: Page 134 http://mysupportgarage.com/documents/10597/69591/Database+Reference+Manual+for+Cars+%26+Light+Trucks

Estimating Tips

Mitchell- “Labor Note”

Estimating Tip: Mitchell- “Labor Note” Some graphics may have additional “Labor Notes” that are specific to all the components in the graphics vs an individual part footnote or CEG. In the example below,  the note indicates “All Parts in this section are included in overhaul unless noted otherwise.” Since bumper absorbers are commonly not included per the Mitchell CEG,  the footnote showing the absorber as part of the bumper section is then considered included labor.

Estimating Tips

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.”