Various repair procedures may require additional protection to the interior of the vehicle to prevent welding/grinding/ sanding sparks, dust going past the repair zone. Additional consideration for labor and/or materials to protect the vehicle interior is NOT INCLUDED.

CCC DEG Inquiry 13434 “After review of the concern, it has been determined that covering the exterior, interior and components of the vehicle to prevent weld spark damage is not included with welded panel replacement estimated work times.

Determining an estimating work time for these procedures would require an “on the spot evaluation” when developing the estimate.”

Audatex DEG Inquiry 15218 “We have reviewed your inquiry with regards to “Cover to protect interior during repair”. We consider time to place and remove welding blankets only. Any additional operations are not considered in our guidelines. No changes are warranted at this time.”

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