SCRS Members,

Cover and Protect interior in CCC - The additional work needed to cover and protect the vehicle during welding is a not included operation in CCC. The resolution for DEG inquiry number 7851 states, "Items that are not listed under the INCLUDED/DOES NOT INCLUDE heading for any given procedure have not been considered in the estimated work time development for that procedure, unless specified by a footnote." Therefore, the additional work to cover and protect items are not included and should be an on the spot evaluation.

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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