DEG ESTIMATING TIPS

Mitchell – Pre Scan and Post Repair Scan 

Mitchell has now included Pre and Post Repair Scan to its estimating system software. These lines can be access thru the “Ref Sheet >>> Additional Operations >>> Diagnostics” or Quick Code #’s 931127 for Pre Repair Scan and or 931128 for Post Repair Scan. It’s still up to the user to input an agreed upon labor and or dollar amount for actual labor charges.

 

How to Add Three Stage Paint Calculations in Mitchell 

 For the system to recognize and calculate three stage paint finish labor, user must write the estimate as normal with refinish/ blend operations labor added. Click on the “REF SHEET” Tab>> Additional Operations>> Refinish>> Select “Three stage”. You can also enter quick code 933014 in the upper right corner, and the system will add “Three Stage”. Once you calculate the estimate, a line will appear for Three Stage Instead of the clear coat line.

 

First major panel or soft bumper/fascia cover: Add .7 per refinish hour (70%), after time has been added for jamb, jamb and interior, edge panel, and/or underside (when necessary).

Additional panel(s) and/or other refinish area(s): Deduct overlap (if applicable); add .4 per refinish hour (40%), after time has been added for jamb, jamb and interior, edge panel, and/or underside (when necessary).

Blend adjacent panel(s): Allow .7 per refinish hour (70%) for each panel(s)/refinish area(s) blended.

 

The estimating databases are all intended to be used as a GUIDE ONLY – it is important to remember that the auto body professional performing the repair is in a position to thoroughly inspect, diagnose and identify the methodology and their unique cost of the vehicle damage repair.

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Written by triciasauls