Neither CCC or Mitchell have assigned labor values for Color Matching/ Spray out card operatations which are considered NOT INCLUDED operations for both. Any labor or materials required to perform color match and or spray out cards, including clear coat and spray equipment set up, would be NOT INCLUDED.
Audatex states on DEG Inquiry 16149 “We have reviewed your inquiry regarding spray test panel process. The spray test panel is not included in the 2 stage set up allowance. It is included in the refinish time and to be conducted at the time of vehicle refinishing. No change is warranted at this time.”
If the spray out card is done in a separate operation away from the vehicle being refinished, any additional or duplicated efforts prior to vehicle refinishing process would be NOT INCLUDED.
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