It is often beneficial to the end-user to know exactly what additional operations are included and what operations need to be factored separately on the estimate. DEG Inquiry 19992 asks Audatex to respond to specific steps:

“The following procedures are not included according to Audatex internal guidelines: Release bonding hot air blower, install temporary and replace panel (create templates), place and remove the vehicle on the alignment bench, clean joint areas, clean flanges with wire brush, prime junction areas, restore protective sealant, install standard cavity protection.”

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