While the primary job of a panel beater is always to restore the original finish of a vehicle post an accident or damage, the panel beater is also involved in any major auto customization project aimed to enhance the look and performance of a vehicle.

There are workstations dedicated to carry out the services offered by a panel beater as it may demand adequate space for dismantling the vehicle. Parts commonly used by a panel beater may include metals and alloys along with glass, plastic and fibre. The warranty for the parts ensure that any form of malfunction or poor performance is dealt for free by the auto body shop.

In case the parts are not damaged beyond repair, then the panel beater may use plenishing where a dented surface is smoothened by hammering with a plenishing hammer against a stake held by the panel beater.