Truck Bed Underside Refinish - Painting the underside of a bed is a not included operation in Audatex, CCC and Mitchell. This can be found in the below inquires:
The refinish allowance for the COMPLETE BED ASSEMBLY (GN 0511) includes the following panels listed below. The Audatex refinish allowance does not include the underside of the bed as stated in the Database Reference Manual. The Audatex refinish time does not include inner surface (backside) of the outer bedside panels. No changes are warranted at this time. The database is working as designed.
Outer bedside panels
Inner bedside panels
Front bed panel
Fuel filler pocket
Exposed surface of bed floor
Research Response - MOTOR stated:
According to the OEM, paint found on the underside of the pickup box side panel is an artifact of the factory refinish process (overspray). This may be evidenced by uneven paint application, bare spots, etc.
MOTOR does not take the position that the underside of the pickup box side panel should not be returned to pre-accident condition. However, determining the estimated work time to refinish the underside of the pickup box side panel in various stages of completeness and quality, if refinished at all, is best left up to the judgment of estimators using an on-the-spot evaluation.
LABOR ALLOWANCES ARE AS FOLLOWS.
REFINISH PICKUP BED ASSY COMPLETE (INCLUDES TAILGATE) ~STD BED ~~W/S-RUNNER MODEL.....#8.5 ~~W/O S-RUNNER MODEL ~~~REGULAR CAB, XTRA CAB.....#8.5 ~~~DOUBLE CAB.....#8.0 ~~STEPSIDE BED.....#8.5 #INCLUDES REFINISH FLOOR & INSIDE PANELS
LABOR ALLOWANCES DO NOT INCLUDE REFINISH UNDERSIDE. AT THIS TIME USER WILL HAVE TO MANAULLY SELECT REFINISH UNDERSIDE FROM CEG. NO CHANGES AT THIS TIME.