Time for applying stone chip protection is included for New Part Painting and Repair Painting (both < and > 50%)
Aerosol / Spray gun material is included in the Paint Sundries value, but Two-Pack or heavily textured products are NOT included and need to be itemised separately within the assessment.
When fitting a new quarter panel it will be necessary for the panel beater to clean back a section of the rubberised stone chip material in order to weld the joint between sill and quarter panel.
The New Part Paint generated by the quarter panel will allocate time to apply the stone chip material to the lower section of the quarter panel. In certain cases this in conjunction with the 100mm Rule will be sufficient to finish the job.
However, if it is deemed necessary to fully strip the existing rubberised material to prepare the sill panel for the full re-application of the stone chip, then time for the cleaning and application process must be considered. An appropriate paint process can then be considered to finish the sill panel if required.
Agreement must be reached between the repairer and engineer with respect to the material costs and additional labour time required to prepare, mix and apply the product.