Estimated Release Date: Closed Proposed Resolution: MOTOR stated: After review of the concern, it has been determined that covering the exterior, interior and components of the vehicle to prevent weld spark damage is not included with welded panel replacement estimated work times. Determining an estimating work time for these procedures would require an “on the spot evaluation” when developing the estimate.
Inquiry Type: Welded Panel Operations
Area of Vehicle: Quarter Panel
Issue Summary: General Question: Is protect interior and exterior while welding an Included or Not Included operation? Much like mask jambs, masking openings and protecting interior from overspray are considered Not Included when refinishing, I would think that that protecting the vehicle interior and exterior while welding would be considered "Not Included" as well however It is not listed anywhere in the CCC Motors Guide.
Individual Procedure Steps:
Technician Skill Level: Beginner
Actual Time To Complete: 1.0 hours minutes
Suggested Action: Add "Protect Exterior While Welding" and "Protect Interior While Welding" to the Not Included Operations in the CCC Motors Guide.