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Estimating Tip: How to submit a great DEG Inquiry

Estimating Tip: How to submit a great DEG Inquiry New or existing DEG users will want to follow some of these steps to submit a DEG Inquiry: Detailed explanation of the estimating issue Any screen shots or PDF of the concern Photos of the vehicle repair area in question Supporting OEM information if applicable Help us help you! The more information you can supply up front, we can get a faster and more accurate response regarding your inquiry submitted.

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Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell and Audatex- Basecoat blender AKA “Wet Bed”

Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell and Audatex- Basecoat blender AKA “Wet Bed” Recent DEG Inquiry 18844 for Audatex states “Audatex blending formula does not include the basecoat blender application process. If this process is needed, we suggest to add a manual entry for this labor allowance.” Conversely, CCC Includes “Wet Bed Application” on blend panels per the Guide to estimating. Additional information regarding applying a wet bed on repaired panels refinish can be found in Inquiry 11591 Mitchell Inquiry 11428 addresses “Adhesion Bonding Coat” similarly to CCC, and identifies wet bed as an included part of the blend process under the single stage/two stage colors in procedure page 28. Final DEG Note: For CCC and Mitchell products, wet bed is only considered in blend formula allowances. Blend formulas are NOT considered for full panel or repaired panel refinish scenarios. Any additional steps not outlined in the new undamaged panel section is…

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Estimating Tip: Mitchell – Mitchell CEG Procedure Pages Update > “Additions to Labor” Update

Estimating Tip: Mitchell – Mitchell CEG Update > “Additions to Labor” Update Mitchell has made recent language updates to their CEG (Collision Estimating Guide). One area of updates is the Additions to Labor Time section for NOT INCLUDED operations. “Accessing Repair Information Research, retrieval, review or usage cost of OEM and/or other service procedural information.” “Weld Testing Time to perform weld testing or matching. The performance of destructive weld testing.”