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1 What is Color Sand & Buff
Why it is a Necessary Procedure!

2 News Articles

2.1 Allstate Drops Ban on CS&B

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3 Authoritative Oganizations and Technical Groups

3.1 Motors Guide
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Motors guide to estimating CS&B

3.2 I-CAR's Uniform Procedures

Refer to I-CAR’S UPCR (uniform procedures for collision repair) link RF81-Finish Defects 9.1 - 9.4
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3.3 Mitchell refinish labor guide

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De-nib and Finesse

3.4 PPG's Clearcoat Defect Removal
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Procedure and Recommendations

3.5 CAA's Position on De-Nib
CAA California Autobody Association report and guide on basecoat reduction from
De-Nib Alternative to Finish Controversy

3.6 Toyota Topcoat Refinish Bulletin
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Toyota Sand and Polish position

4 Insurance Company LIst:
Those that pay for the CS&B

4.1 California Department of Insurance Code of Regulations information

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3.3 - Mitchell Refinish Labor Guide referencing:
'Color, Sand and Buff' - or - 'De-nib and Finesse'

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De-nib and Finesse

A labor time formula is provided should it be necessary to perform this operation. This procedure includes the removal of small isolated dust particles or 'nibs' and the application of a finishing glaze. The performance of this operation is NOT INCLUDED
in the Mitchell refinish labor time.

The de-nib and finesse formula is intended to be calculated as a percentage of the base refinish hours excluding overlap and clear coat. It DOES NOT APPLY to edges, jambs and undersides. For blended panels, the formula should be applied to the full panel refinish time. No deduction for refinish overlap should be taken.

De-nib and finesse outside surface area(s):

Allow .2 per refinish hour (20%) to de-nib and finesse each surface area(s).
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