CCC/MOTORS have updated the GTE pages define that masking operations needed for “stone chip guard” coating is NOT INCLUDED.
Mitchell includes basic masking for “gravel guard” application using their formula “add .5 hour for the first major panel and .3 hour for each additional panel.”
Audatex: Page 148 Audatex DBRM Does not include the application of gravel guard of the process of masking in their labor times.
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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