In the Mitchell CEG (Collision Estimating Guide), Mitchell has listed out additional not included operations when it comes to masking a vehicle. Located under Page 28 under “Mask Vehicle to Prevent Overspray Damage,” Mitchell has listed out labor operation suggestions for additional not included operations.
Mask Vehicle to Prevent Overspray Damage
The following refinish information is provided should it be necessary to perform these operations as determined by individual job requirements:
MASK INTERIOR, ENTRYWAYS, ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND TRUNK OPENINGS
Interior masking may be necessary when refinishing exterior surfaces to stop overspray damage that is not prevented by adjacent panel perimeter masking which includes back taping or application of foam tape. Interior masking may also be used when exterior panels (door, hood, etc.) are removed while applying refinish material. The performance of this operation is NOT INCLUDED in the Mitchell refinish labor time.
Fig. 1: IDENTIFYING INTERIOR MASKING LOCATIONS
NOTE: The times shown in the illustration are for interior masking of that panel and/or opening. Labor time includes all pillars, jambs, weatherstrips, edges, entryways and openings as necessary. Deduct .1 hour overlap for each interior masked adjacent panel and/or opening.
As always, Material cost are NOT INCLUDED in labor times.
The estimating databases are all intended to be used as a GUIDE ONLY – it is important to remember that the auto body professional performing the repair is in a position to thoroughly inspect, diagnose and identify the methodology and their unique cost of the vehicle damage repair.
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