Estimating Tip: Audatex – 2019 Update to Audatex DBRM Guide

Audatex Has just updated the DBRM Guide for 2019-2020.
The following updates have been made:

  • Check marks added to the Rocker Center Pillar included operation. (Section 4-3 pg. 79)
  • Strike out text: this will apply only to manufacturers known to supply raw, unprimed bumper covers. (Section 4-4 pg. 143)
  • Add “Line Cap Off” (if required): a change was applied to any references of A/C Condenser: find “A/C Condenser R&I, including A/C line disconnect/connect (if required), Line Cap Off (when required).” (Multiple locations in DBRM)
  • Continuous Clear: a continuous clear definition was added. (Refinish 4-4 pg. 134)

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