Remove and Install

REMOVAL AND INSTALL GUIDELINES

REMOVAL AND INSTALL (R&I) LABOR TIMES

R&I labor times should be used to estimate time needed to remove and replace portions of the vehicle that cause obstruction to access points needed to repair damage. These items will vary depending on size/depth/location of the dents, vehicle age and condition, technician’s experience, equipment, vehicle make/ model, etc. Labor rates default by regional location.

GENERAL/MISC REMOVAL AND INSTALL (R&I) PROCEDURES:

R&I of any obstruction to enable visibility of repair area, on any vehicle, deemed necessary by the repairing technician, in order to gain access and/or leverage on the backside of the damaged area.

Including, but not limited to;
Lifting of the vehicle when needed to see, gain access, or perform the repair Preparation of vehicle including but not limited to: removal of dirt/snow/ice, etc. Light buffing if needed to see the damage and repair correctly
R&I of aftermarket items
Areas of vehicle paneling with ribbon sealer
PCM/BCM reset, ABS, taillights, window memory, power lift gate, etc.
R&R pinstripe, vinyl decals, stripes, clear bra
Paint sealer, wax application/removal
Sound deadening, panel stiffening
Panel to bracing glue
Weather strip clips

GLASS R&I PROCEDURES:

Back glass on trucks should be considered for removal if any of the following criteria is met:

1-Glass is a single pane

2-Sliding glass window does not provide adequate access for a complete and proper repair

3-Vehicle has a ribbed roof

Quarter glass on SUVs and coupes should be considered for removal if technician deems it necessary for a complete and proper repair.

HOOD ASSEMBLY R&I PROCEDURES:

Hood insulator pad
Removing and securing the panel in a workable position
Replacing the panel to original position on vehicle upon completion of repair
Hood scoops
Air deflector, bug guard
Clear bra
Grill
Hood moldings,trim pieces, clips
Washer nozzles
Weatherstrip

FRONT FENDER R&I PROCEDURES:

Fender liners
Head Lamps – Some vehicles require the front bumper to be removed to gain access to the head lamp anchor points for a full removal
Grill
Clear bra
Plow frame
Bumper guard
Side marker light
Air intake housing
Windshield cowl
Hood hinges
Deflectors / trim pieces located in engine bay, inner fender
Wheel flare
Appearance grill
Electronics
Sound deadener

DOOR R&I PROCEDURES:

Door panel
Belt Moldings
Vapor barrier
Sound deadener
Speaker
Aftermarket window visor Mirror
Exterior Handles
Striker catch
Regulator assembly
Weatherstrip
Wire harness
Door removal as needed
Laminated glass window
Side view mirror

QUARTER PANEL R&I PROCEDURES:

Tail lights – Some vehicles require the rear bumper to be removed to gain access to the tail light anchor points for a full removal
Interior trim
Moldings
Quarter glass
Fuel door
Computer modules
Sound equipment
Antenna motor
Bumper
Wheel
Wheel opening trim / wheel flare
Fuel door repair

BEDSIDE R&I PROCEDURES:

Tail lamp
Bed rail caps
Camper shell, tonneau cover
Rear wheel
Wheel opening trim, flares
Overhead rack
Toolbox
Bumper

RAIL R&I PROCEDURES:

Drip molding
Glue materials

ROOF R&I PROCEDURES:

Headliner R&I
Overhead console
Rear view mirror
Roof mounted A/V equipment Liftgate/Hatch on SUV/Van/Crossover
Airbags
Roof racks
Roof mounted antenna
Roof mounted 3rd brake lamp
Additional lamps
Back glass on coupes, trucks
Quarter panel glass
Sunroof including tray when applicable
Liftgate / rear hatch
Windshield and or rear glass
Restraint systems
Exterior adhesive trim Drip moldings
Sound deadener materials

DECK LID R&I PROCEDURES:

Interior liner
Removing and securing the panel in a workable position
Replacing the panel to original position on vehicle upon completion of repair
3rd brake lamp
Deck lid interior handle
Additional panel mounted lamps
Spoiler
Wiring harness
License plate trim piece
Backup camera

SUV HATCH / LIFTGATE R&I PROCEDURES:

Interior trim
Removing and securing the panel in a workable position
Replacing the panel to original position on vehicle upon completion of repair
Liftgate mounted tire
Spoiler Glass
Moldings
Panel mounted lamps
License plate trim piece
Wiring harness
3rd brake lamp
Washer nozzles
Washer hoses
Wiper arm Weatherstrip
Backup camera

TAILGATE R&I PROCEDURES:

Trim panel
Removing and securing the panel in a workable position
Replacing the panel to original position on vehicle upon completion of repair
Handle assembly
Latch assembly
Rail cap
Ladder assembly/grab bar
3rd brake lamp
Backup camera