Estimated Release Date: Closed Proposed Resolution: MOTOR stated: If the grille and hood are two different colors, then they are two separate procedures like a bumper. Except the clear coat is a matte finish. The following statement in the GTE would apply to this scenario. INDIVIDUAL PROCEDURE ITEMS/AREAS Areas of a panel or component that are part of a main component, But are refinished during a procedure separate from the main Component. Example: edges, jambs, hinges, inside panels and the Underside of hoods, deck lids, liftgates, etc. No overlap deduction should be taken when calculating refinish Time for items from this category Please note: • The Estimating system is not able to determine if the Part is a different color or if it’s refinished during a procedure separate from the main component. • This will require a manual deletion of the “Refinish Overlap” if the Part is a different color or if it’s refinished during a procedure separate from the main component. • A combination of items from this category refinished during a single, continuous procedure should be subject to the appropriate “Adjacent” or “Non-Adjacent” overlap formula deduction.
Inquiry Type: Refinish Operations
Area of Vehicle: Front End Panel And Lamps
Issue Summary: when replacing the grille( must be painted, but matte grey, not body color) as well replacing the hood, the hood refinish takes overlap. When replacing the Hood and Grille. The grille is painted a different color (Matte Grey) instead of the standard body color. Because of this, the system take overlap deduction on the grill -.2 which should not apply due to a seperate color/ mix
Special Labor or Material Considerations:
Estimated Part Surface Area: square inches
Suggested Action: have a footnote stating that a separate color may be required and no overlap should be taken and to manually adjust labor time to reflect no overlap.