Estimating Tips, Press Release

Estimating Tip: Mitchell – Fuel Door Refinish part of quarter or bedside refinish

Estimating Tip: Mitchell – Fuel Door Refinish part of quarter or bedside refinish Fuel door refinishing is included in the quarter panel or bedside refinish operations.  However, masking the recessed opening is NOT INCLUDED in published quarter panel or bedside refinish operations. Masking operations included with quarter panel or bedside are for “perimeter mask” only and do not include “Interior masking” or any openings within the panel being refinished. Mitchell users should reference “Mask Vehicle to Prevent Overspray Damage” in the Collision Estimating Guide for more information.

Estimating Tips, Press Release

Estimating Tip: Audatex- Vapor Barrier may be NOT INCLUDED

Estimating Tip: Audatex- Vapor Barrier may be NOT INCLUDED Audatex DBRM States that when replacing a new door shell, labor to R&I “Vapor Barrier” is included. An example where the vapor barrier may be NOT INCLUDED, is when the vapor barrier needs R&I or R&R to gain access to an inner door shell component for a repair/ refinish scenario when the door is not being replaced. Audatex RFR team has clarified non “drawn in parts” (parts not listed or in the parts schematic) in Audatex database and not identified in Audatex DBRM Section 4-3. This may also include ancillary parts attached to a major component. Users can submit a DEG Inquiry when an operation in question is not addressed by the labor report for additional feedback from Audatex. Final DEG note: If adhesive backed vapor barriers are to be reused, any additional labor and materials to clean and reapply adhesive…