SCRS Members,

Chipguard in Audatex - Audatex's chipguard formula is 0.3 for the first panel and 0.2 per each additional panel but this does not take into account the size of the panel. DEG Inquiry 9478 shows that this formula accounts for up to 8" and if the requirements fall outside of the defined areas, these additional needs would need to be accounted for manually.

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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