SCRS Members,

CCC Spray Out Panel - One of the new additions to the Motor Guide to Estimating shows that "test spray out panel" is a not included operation with clear coat finishes. If you perform this operation during the refinish process, you would need to create a manual entry for the time needed to "test spray out panel." This can be found on page G36 in the Motor Guide to Estimating. All three estimating guides can be found on the DEG website under Estimate Toolbox.

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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