Some replacement parts may come preassembled from the supplier in primer or with incorrect supplied body color.

Labor to disassemble replacement parts i.e. grilles, mirrors, various exterior mounted body parts is NOT INCLUDED and would require an on the spot evaluation.

An example of this situation would be a replacement grille for a Ram 1500 PN68197703AA which comes “Primed” from the supplier. Additional labor to remove the inserts is NOT INCLUDED with the refinish labor or the body labor for r/r.

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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