SCRS Members,

Labor Exclusions in Audatex - Page 54 of the Audatex Database Reference Manual has a list of labor exclusions that need to be considered during the estimate process. Below are a few items that are on the list:
     Removal of panel bonding adhesive material.
     R&I of Injected / Structural foam.
     Removal of part number labels.
A copy of the most current Database Reference Manual can be found on the DEG website under the Estimating Toolbox link.

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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