Recent DEG Inquiry 18614 clarifies Audatex DBRM page 153 section 4-4 “Interior/ Exterior Metal”
“Additional RFR Feedback regarding DBRM page 153 Section “Interior/ Exterior metal”
We have reviewed the DBRM section INTERIOR/EXTERIOR METAL. This section is in reference to the application of masking to protect interior/exterior surfaces. The language in this section does not indicate instructions regarding refinishing components, nor does it indicate which components do or do not require refinishing.”
Final DEG Note: Section 4-4 “Interior/ Exterior Metal” Does not negate or include the need to repair and refinish inner panels as a result of weld burn/adjacent panel damage. Additionally, the labor to mask and protect adjacent panels are NOT INCLUDED in the replacement panel operation.