DEG DATABASE INQUIRY
10/18/2017
 
Track_# Estimating Platform Inquiry Category Year Make
Model
Resolution Status Origination Date Submission Date Resolution Date Total Time to Resolve
8184 Audatex - Refinish Operations
 
2015
DODGE
RAM
Resolved  6/29/2015 4:49:14 PM  6/30/2015 3:20:00 PM  9/23/2015 2:45:00 PM  61 Days 
 
Inquiry Description Resolution Description
Bed
AreaVehicle
REPLACING THE REAR BED ASSEMBLY WITH A NEW BED

Section6_IssueSummary
AUDATEX ALLOWS 11.2 LABOR HOURS FOR "SURFACE" REFINISH. AS NOTED ON THE APPRAISAL: "SURFACE". APPARENTLY IT DOES NOT PROVIDE AN ALLOWANCE FOR REFINISHING THE UNDERSIDE OF THE OUTER BED PANEL, THE INNER AREA OF THE SIDE PANELS, NOT THE UNDERSIDE OF THE FLOOR. IT ALSO DOES NOT CLARIFY THE PAINTING OF THE FRONT PANEL.

Section6_Special
SEE ABOVE
PROPER MATERIAL ALLOWANCES, INCLUDING ADDED COST FOR CLEAR COAT.
ADDED TIME AND MATERIAL TO MASK AND COVER EXTERIOR, AS WELL AS THE UNDRSIDE.


Section6_SuggestedAction
THE PAINTING OF THE "UNDERSIDE" ETC, AS WELL AS THE BED PANEL ITSELF IS PAINTED IN TWO SEPARATE OPERATIONS. THAT BEING, UPSIDE DOWN ON STANDS, AS WELL AS UPSIDE.
NEW OR USED, OTHER THAN ADDED PREP THAT MAY BE NEEDED, IT STILL DOES NOT ADDRESS THE ISSUE AT HAND.
 
No Change
The refinish allowance for the COMPLETE BED ASSEMBLY (GN 0511) includes the
following panels. The Audatex refinish allowance does not include the underside of the bed as
stated in the Database Reference Manual. The Audatex refinish time does not include inner
surface (backside) of the outer bedside panels. No changes are warranted at this time. The
database is working as designed.

Outer bedside panels

Inner bedside panels

Front bed panel

Fuel filler pocket

Exposed surface of bed floor