Recent Inquiry 12587 on 2014-2018 Chevy/ GMC pickup trucks that the replacement fenders do not come from the factory with seam sealer and caulk on the inside panel of the wheel house. The labor and material cost to replicate the OEM appearance is NOT INCLUDED in all three estimating systems.
Additionally, CCC will add a statement to the GTE guide (P Pages) under the fender group “Special Notation” to match the Hood, Trunk Lid and Door sections regarding seam sealer not being included.
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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