Some vehicles may have seam sealer/protective coatings over fasteners on bolt-on parts which may require additional labor to remove the seam sealer as well as re-applying seam sealers and protective coatings after reinstallation.
The process of removing seam sealer and re-applying as well as refinishing is NOT included in published labor times unless specifically noted in the database footnotes or labor report. Material cost is NEVER included in labor times.
An example of this would be on a Mercedes Benz Sprinter fender attachment location.
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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