Q: Applying adhesive to panels for bonding
A: If this is a required step in the repair method as outlined in the OEM Procedure, it is INCLUDED.
Q: Set up Welder and Perform Destructive Weld Test
A: Set up welder is INCLUDED. Performing the actual destructive Weld Test is NOT INCLUDED
Q: Apply R1 cleaner to new parts prior to bonding
A: If this is a required step in the repair method as outlined in the OEM Procedure, it is INCLUDED
Q: Cure Adhesive with IR lamps and monitor temperature with IR thermometer
A: Monitoring curing, and temperature is not included in published labor allowances
Q:Remove emerging adhesive from panel flanges
A: Clean up of adhesive squeeze out is INCLUDED as outlined in the OEM Procedure
Q: Application of E-coat color to back of panels
A: Refinishing to the backside of replacement panel is NOT INCLUDED in the exterior refinish labor unless specifically noted in the footnotes
Q: Racking the vehicle to gain access to paint wheelhouse
A: “Racking or Raising” a vehicle for refinish process is “NOT INCLUDED” in Body or Refinish Labor times
Q:Masking suspension for refinishing wheelhouse
A: Masking up to 36″ is Included in Panel refinish labor times. Complete vehicle bagging is NOT INCLUDED in Refinish labor times, Mask of suspension components is NOT INCLUDED in panel refinish labor times.
Material cost is NOT INCLUDED.