Not all estimating platforms handle seam sealer on welded-replaced panels the same. In Mitchell addresses their unique approach in the MITCHELL CEG  “Procedure Explanations” for the specific panel you are replacing.

The example below is shown for a truck bed “Side Panel R&R”.

Pickup Bed, Side Panel R&R includes to remove caulking / seam sealer and replace caulking/ seam sealer to obtain water sealing properties. Pickup Bed, Side Panel R&R does NOT INCLUDE labor for “Apply caulking/seam sealer for additional sound deadening and/or to replicate original factory appearance, texture or color.”

Materials are NEVER included in published labor times.

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