Recently, DEG Inquiry 31550 identified “removal/clean-up of material debris from drilling/grinding is considered a procedural step when preforming either drilling or grinding.”

It’s critical for repairers to clean up metal shavings and debris after repairs are carried out to prevent corrosion contamination, additional vehicle damage and or personal injury due to metal shavings.

Additional operations, such as labor to protect the vehicle interior and exterior during welding, grinding, drilling, sanding etc. are also not included.

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