SCRS Offers Documentation on Final Sand and Polish - BodyShop Business

SCRS Offers Documentation on Final Sand and Polish

Recognizing that many collision repairers across the U.S. need clear
and concise documentation to substantiate many of the operations
performed when billing for related services, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has posted information on manufacturers’ recommended "topcoat sand & polish" techniques on its Web site. Click HERE to find recommendations from AkzoNobel, BASF, DuPont, Honda, PPG and Sherwin-Williams.

The SCRS felt obliged to work with all major paint manufacturers in an effort to
clarify their positions on this operation, stating, "While topcoat sand & polish is both commonly performed and often necessary to
produce quality repairs, SCRS recognizes that it continues to be a
source of friction in the settlement of the repair."

"Having documentation that supports and substantiates the work we do is critical to our collision repair members," said SCRS Secretary Aaron Clark. "To have documentation that specifically spells out the manufacturer’s position on an operation removes the personal opinion from the shop-level discussions and allows the repair facility to simply focus on the facts of what is necessary. We certainly applaud these companies for their interest in helping to provide useful and relevant information as a resource to our membership."
In an effort to identify the specific need for supporting documentation from the industry, SCRS has constructed a survey to allow collision repair facilities to identify the most pertinent items that would be positively impacted with supporting documentation. To take the survey, click HERE. This survey will be available through January 31, 2010, at which time the results will be analyzed and provided to the respective manufacturers for consideration.
"It is critical to SCRS to have industry feedback into projects such as this," said SCRS Chairman Barry Dorn. "SCRS wants to make sure that as we speak, we are speaking with a collective voice to the vehicle and refinish manufacturers, and that our efforts are based on the needs of those whom we represent. This is the opportunity for your voice to be heard and amplified through the association, and we hope and encourage every repair facility across America to take advantage of the opportunity to share their input in this project. We want to hear from you."

For more information, visit or e-mail [email protected].

More information:

SCRS Announces Lean, Profit Seminar Dates for 2010

SCRS Adopts ‘Repairer Driven’ Identity

SCRS Reissues Position on Steering and Deceptive Referrals



You May Also Like

Body Bangin’: Why Follow OEM Repair Procedures?

Micki Woods interviews Logan Payne of Payne & Sons Paint & Body Shop on the importance of following OEM repair procedures.

Micki Woods, master marketer for collision repair shops and owner of Micki Woods Marketing, has released the latest episode of "Body Bangin'," the video podcast that is taking the industry by storm!

In this episode, Woods interviews Logan Payne, manager at Payne & Sons Paint & Body Shop in Dallas, Texas, from the Texas Auto Body Trade Show on why it's important to follow OEM repair procedures. Main point no. 1? Don't let the techs write the sheet — divide up the writers' job versus the old way where the estimator handled everything from beginning to end.

Body Bangin’: Getting Paid for Calibrations

Micki Woods interviews Andy Hipwell and James Rodis of OEM Calibration on how to get started doing ADAS calibrations.

Body Bangin’: What Are The Consolidators Up To With Laura Gay

Micki Woods interviews Laura Gay of Consolidation Coach on the current state of auto body shop consolidation.

Body Bangin’: The Magic of a Massive MSO with Patrick Crozat

Micki Woods interviews Patrick Crozat, the COO of G&C Auto Body, which is the largest privately-owned, family-owned auto body shop group.

Body Bangin’: Changing Your Mindset with Mike Jones

Micki Woods interviews Mike Jones of Discover Leadership Training on changing your mindset to change your life.

Other Posts

Body Bangin’: Rivian Collision Program and Insurance

Micki Woods interviews Frank Phillips, collision repair program manager of Rivian, on how Rivian’s collision program works.

Body Bangin’: Favorite Takeaways from the Southeast Conference

Live from the Southeast Collision Conference, Micki Woods does a post-show wrap-up on the Southeast Collision Conference with the SCC committee.

Body Bangin’: Overcoming Objections

Live from the Southeast Collision Conference, Micki Woods interviews Ron Reichen and Barry Dorn on overcoming objections, the talent shortage and the SCRS blend study.

Body Bangin’: Easily Find and Add Non-Included Operations

Live from the Southeast Collision Conference, Micki Woods interviews Scott Ayers on the Blueprint Optimization Tool (BOT).