IP Explanation We have reviewed our labor to replace the rear body panel, the labor to apply new the seam sealer is included in our replace time, the labor to remove the old seam sealer is not included and this would be covered in the reference manual section 4-2 Labor Exclusions, *Removal of debris, grease, corrosion, protective coatings, or other materials impeding replacement, R&I, or refinishing of parts. When replacing rear body panels, Audatex refinish labor includes both exterior and interior surfaces (edge time includes the interior surface). Some of the same processes that apply to exterior parts were occasionally observed in refinish of interior parts, although not with the same care and attention given to exterior panels. Most interior parts requiring refinish are covered with finish panels, carpets, and trim and as such, are not usually seen. No other changes are warranted at this time.
Inquiry Type: Refinish Operations
Description: Rear Body Panel / Refinish / Seam Sealer