Panelbeater

Panelbeaters repair damage to metal, fibreglass and plastic body work on vehicles, and form replacement vehicle panels.

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$1280 per week
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    Overview

    Panelbeaters repair damage to metal, fibreglass and plastic body work on vehicles, and form replacement vehicle panels.

    Day-to-day

    • removing damaged panels and parts, and removing upholstery and accessories to gain access
    • removing dents by hammering panels
    • straightening damaged vehicles and parts using mechanical and hydraulic equipment
    • replacing badly damaged sections with new or second-hand panels
    • filling depressions with plastic filler, and filing, grinding and sanding repaired surfaces
    • cutting and joining replacement sections using welding equipment
    • fitting repaired or replacement panels on vehicles and refitting body hardware such as door locks and trims
    • may assist vehicle body builders in constructing and restoring custom-designed, vintage and other specialty vehicles
    • may spray-paint vehicles.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving

    To become a Panelbeater

    • You usually need a certificate III or IV in automotive body repair technology or another relevant panel beating course to work as a Panelbeater. These courses are often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

      Take a Certificate in Automotive Body Repair

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