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Need to clear coat to the edge of a repaired panel in CCC? See new DEG video.

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Clear coat for edging isn’t an included operation in CCC, which means shops should know how to add it manually.

Those still unfamiliar with adding the line item in the estimating service now can refer to an instructional video posted last week by the Database Enhancement Gateway.

The DEG, an industry liaison to the three major IPs, walks repairers through including the work on a repaired front door shell or fender for a hypothetical 2014 Toyota Camry LE.

“This is not an automated function,” DEG Administrator Art Harris notes in the video posted Wednesday on the DEG’S YouTube channel. Essentially, it’s a matter of right-clicking on each “Add for Edging” line to obtain the “Add Clear Coat” option.

“This’ll be for any panel that has the option box available for edging,” Harris says. “So you’ll need to do that each time.”

The DEG also recently offered a similar tip for repairers as part of its weekly advice highlights.

CCC has stressed in response to a related April inquiry about a 2013 Honda CR-V that a user must have applied an April 15 database update to get that edge-clearcoat option.

Asked by a YouTube visitor why one would need to edge a panel one was repairing — “Wouldnt that be only for replacement?” — the DEG offered an example.

“It may be necessary if the damage is to the edge of the panel and there is a need to refinish the inside edge of the part,” the DEG wrote. “An example could be if the door opened into a pole or another vehicle and the rear of the door was damaged.”

More information:

“CCC One – Clear Coat the Edge of a Repaired Panel”

Database Enhancement Gateway via YouTube, June 15, 2016

Featured image: Clear coat for edging isn’t an included operation in CCC, which means shops should know how to add it manually. Those still unfamiliar with adding the line item in the estimating service now can refer to an instructional video posted last week by the Database Enhancement Gateway. The DEG, an industry liaison to the three major IPs, walks repairers through including the work on a repaired front door shell or fender for a hypothetical 2014 Toyota Camry LE. (Screenshot from DEG video on YouTube, www.youtube.com)