What Does A Panel Beater Actually Do?

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Your car is one of your most important conveniences in life and something you will use nearly every day of the year. Which is what makes having an accident all the more annoying. Whether it’s a small repair to your front bumper or larger damage it’s important to select the best panel beater and paint repair shop you can find.

Car owners in Darwin should seek out the best car repair technicians that possess high-quality skills and experience. After all, you do want your car returned in as good as or better condition than it was before it sustained damage.

Luckily, Coconut Grove Panel and Paint has reputable, experienced panel beaters who put your prized possession first and foremost. Their focus in on getting your car back to you in outstanding condition in the fastest possible time. In fact, they strive to offer at most a 3 day turnaround repair that ensures that your vehicle is back in good time.

In general, panel beaters possess a variety of skills that serve to restore your vehicle and improve its appearance after an accident.

Bumper Repair

Most accidents happen on the car’s front and rear, so it is no surprise that bumper repair is one of the most common repair activities. Because modern day bumpers are often made of plastic, the damaged bumper is removed and deposed of while a new bumper is ordered in, spray painted to exactly match your cars’ colour and expertly fitted. Special ‘plastic welders are used to fit most bumpers.

Dent and Scratch Repairs

Dents and scratches occur just about anywhere on your vehicle and not necessarily as a result of accidents. They comprise the most common form of panel beating tasks, as they could result from very minute impacts like a shopping cart coming in contact with the side panel of your car. With these kinds of damages, the panel beater repairs the dented panel back to its original shape. However, if the damage is severe and the dent is way too big, a replacement panel may be needed to restore the car back to its original appearance.

Chassis Alignment

When cars are involved in big accidents their chassis are often pushed out of alignment. Using expert machinery such as a chassis hydraulic pulling system a panel beater will correct and align a cars chassis back to its original form. This essential process means your car will drive as it should do without pulling left or right as you drive down the road.

Panel Removal and Replacement

A major task of a panel beater is panel removal and repair, or, depending on the damage, total panel replacement. Panels are either bolted or welded onto the car frame and a great deal of experience and expertise is needed to ensure panels sit perfectly in place. So a panel beater will assess the damage during the quoting process, recommending full panel replacement or repair.

Spray Painting

Once all the panel repairs have been done on a car, it’s time to get the spray painter involved. Colour matching is one of the most difficult tasks involved. This is where a spray painter will match your cars’ paint colour to ensure there won’t be any difference between the repaired sections and the rest of the car. No easy task – but here at Coconut Grove Panel and Paint we have expert spraypainters with many years of experience in paint matching and spraying.

Cars are then masked up and taken into the our state of the art spray booth where they are spray painted. All our paints are water based environmentally friendly paints that adhere to the latest environmental standards here in Australia.


The final step is detailing, so when you pick up your car it is in pristine condition. The end result should be – Happy customers!!

If you’ve recently been in an accident, whether big or small, or need a dent of scratch repaired, contact us for a quote and our outstanding customer service.