The included operations for blend include “Apply bonding material - if required” For blending operations, this would constitute a wet bed material application. Published labor allowances and formulas in the database are specific to the time that is required for the performance of that operation. Labor allowances do not take into account the cost of any materials associated with the operation being performed.
Inquiry Type: Refinish Operations
Area of Vehicle:
Issue Summary: When Blending Paint, is Wet Bed Material and Application Labor Included in the Blending time?
Special Labor or Material Considerations:
Estimated Part Surface Area: square inches
Suggested Action: Please clarify if Wet Bed Application and Material Cost is or is not included in the blend refinish times.