At this time, per Audatex internal procedures we do not provide time for the underside box and unexposed parts. The refinish time is correct. No change warranted at this time. 1/19- Pending additional response from Audatex for setting up secondary booth cycle. Additional Response 1/23 update from Audatex. At this time, per Audatex internal labor procedures the box assembly refinish allowance does not include time for box undersides or unexposed parts. This would be an estimator judgment item on the estimate, as well as any additional setup times or booth cycles. The current refinish allowance is correct according to Audatex internal refinish procedures and is considered to be one setup and one continuous paint application. Please see the Database Reference Manual for additional Section Refinish information.
Inquiry Type: Refinish Operations
Area of Vehicle: Pick Up Box
Issue Summary: Significant refinish difference on pick up box assembly between all three estimating database's Does the Refinish time for the complete box assembly include to refinish the full underside of the Box and wheel houses? Does the refinish labor time consider refinish labor as 1 continious paint prep and paint application? We have to refinish the box in multiple booth cycles underside 1st, then inside second, then the visible exterior surfaces. How do we properly document refinish a complete box assembly in multiple booth cycles with overlap considerations?
Special Labor or Material Considerations:
Estimated Part Surface Area: square inches
Suggested Action: Please explain how to write labor considering multiple booth cycles as well as does the "complete box refinish labor" include the underside and wheel house?