Section 4-5 of Audatex DBRM states that application of “High Build Primer” is not included in refinish labor. If a welded replacement panel requires the use of such product and material, labor to apply “High Build” Primer is NOT included and would be an on the spot evaluation for the labor and materials used.
Labor to block sand the “High Build” primer in “the seamed areas, to bring the panels to the condition of a new, undamaged panel for the purpose of refinish” would be included in the panel replacement time.
Second and/or third car bagging/cover car and masking operations are NOT included.
As always, material cost is never included in Audatex Labor Guides.
The estimating databases are all intended to be used as a GUIDE ONLY – it is important to remember that the auto body professional performing the repair is in a position to thoroughly inspect, diagnose and identify the methodology and their unique cost of the vehicle damage repair.
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