Estimated Release Date: Closed Proposed Resolution: MOTOR stated: After review of the concern, the following has been found: • Measuring the MIL thickness of paint is not included in the estimated work time. • The cost of materials for any ultrasonic couplant gels would not be included. • The labor time and cost of materials to measure and manufacture a radial template would not be included.
Inquiry Type: Refinish Operations
Area of Vehicle: Rear Bumper
Issue Summary: As per Porsche, the paint film thickness on a rear bumper of a vehicle with LCA cannot exceed a 150 micrometres (µm) within a 25 cm radius of an LCA doppler radar.
Special Labor or Material Considerations: Does MOTOR's estimated refinish time for any database vehicle (regardless of year, make or model) include: (1) The labor time to gauge/measure the existing paint film thickness on a finished panel? (2) The cost of materials for any ultrasonic couplant gels which are used and required to eliminate micro air gaps between non-metal subject panels and an ultrasonic coatings/paint film thickness gauge? (3) The labor time and cost of materials to measure and manufacture a 25 cm (or other applicable parameter) radial template to ensure the rear bumper (or applicable component) is repairable or able to be refinished?
Estimated Part Surface Area: square inches
Suggested Action: Specify in the next GTE update whether such activities are included in MOTOR's estimated labor/refinish times.