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Submission Information
Tracking #: 11591
Date Submitted: 12/18/2017
Status: Resolved (No IP Change)
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Estimated Release Date: Closed Proposed Resolution: MOTOR stated: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00">According to the “Guide To Estimating: “Adhesion/Bonding Coat” application is only included with Motor’s “Color Blend (Adjacent Panels) refinish operation.”.</span> Please Note; According to the Guide To Estimating: PARTIAL PANEL REFINISHING MOTOR defines partial panel refinishing as refinishing an area within a damaged body panel or underneath body cladding after the panel has been repaired to that of a “NEW UNDAMAGED PANEL,” for the purpose, of creating an undetectable color transition. The blend formula should NOT be used to determine refinish times for Partial Panel Refinishing. It is MOTOR’s position that partial panel refinishing is a process best reserved for the judgment of an estimator/appraiser following a thorough on-the-spot evaluation of the specific vehicle and refinish Requirements in question. Refer to G.T.E. “BASIC COLOR COAT APPLICATION.” <span style="background-color: #FFFF00">The included items in the "Basic Color Coat application" does not include an “adhesion/ bonding coat.” This brings us back to the judgment of the estimator/appraiser as to how the repair will be done and what steps would be needed.”</span> NEW UNDAMAGED PANEL A component manufactured to the same exacting standards as the parts installed on new vehicles when the car was built. Exterior body panels are supplied with a smooth painted surface (e-coat). PRIME & BLOCK Prime & block (high build/primer-filler) is a required procedure that restores a repaired panel surface, including the joined areas of replaced welded panels, from 150-grit finish to NEW UNDAMAGED condition. It is MOTOR’s position that prime and block is a refinishing process best reserved for the judgment of an estimator/appraiser following a thorough on-the-spot evaluation of the specific vehicle and damage in question. PRIME & BLOCK Prime & block (high build/primer-filler) is a required procedure that restores a repaired panel surface, including the joined areas of replaced welded panels, from 150-grit finish to NEW UNDAMAGED condition. It is MOTOR’s position that prime and block is a refinishing process best reserved for the judgment of an estimator/ appraiser following a thorough on-the-spot evaluation of the specific vehicle and damage in question.

Vehicle Information
Year: 2016
Make: Acura
Model: tl
Body:
Database Inquiry

Inquiry Type: Refinish Operations

Database: CCC

Area of Vehicle: Other

Issue Summary: Is wetbed aka adhesion/ bonding coat not included on a repaired panel refinish? It only shows included on adjacent blend panel part of the guide.

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Estimated Part Surface Area: square inches

Suggested Action: Please clarify if wetbed is not included operation on a repaired panel.

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