Looking for a cheap panel beater in Melbourne? Read this first!

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Sheen Panel Service
April 10, 2023
July 6, 2023
6 minute read

Non-genuine parts, poor quality repairs, and cheap paints - we've seen it all. By going with a dodgy repairer, you not only risk being scammed, but you risk the optimum performance, appearance and safety of your vehicle. Read on to find out the top tricks pulled by cheap smash repairers and panel beaters.

So you’re looking for a cheap panel beater? Good thing you found us first!

Over the years Sheen Panel Service has seen firsthand the damage done by cheap panel beaters. We are often the ones who have to repair the repairs, and reverse the shoddy work completed by cheap panel beaters.

When you go with a cheap panel beater, you might be think that you’re saving a few bucks. But take it from us, cheap panel beaters are not cheap, and you'll pay more later down the road.

Don’t get taken for a ride! Go with Sheen, value and quality panel beaters. Contact us today.

How cheap panel beaters are able to cut costs

Non-genuine parts

Cheap panel beaters are known for using non-genuine aftermarket replacement parts. These parts usually do not meet the specifications set by the car manufacturer.

Aftermarket parts, often imported from poor quality manufacturers, have no guarantees in place for safety and performance. Using these parts risks the safety and reliability of your vehicle.

Vehicle manufacturers make large investments to ensure that genuine replacement parts reach optimum performance and safety standards, as well as maintaining the original appearance of your vehicle. They are also subject to safety recalls and come with lifetime guarantees.

Quality Parts

Repaired, not replaced

Cheap panel beaters will often not replace parts at all. Some panel beaters will repair broken parts when they should be replaced instead.

Vehicles are engineered so that the drivers and passengers are protected in the event of a collision. If damaged parts are not replaced, they compromise the structural reliability of the vehicle.

Weak or unreliable parts may reduce the effectiveness of your vehicle's in-built safety measures.

Great value does not mean ‘cheap’. Value means getting the best possible service at a competitive price.


The use of cheap paints may keep costs low, but you and your car will be paying for it later down the road!

Cheap paints degrade much faster than quality paint. When this cheap paints starts to fade and peel, your car’s panels are not protected against the elements, and exposed metal will begin to rust.

Cheap paints are also more dangerous, as they continue to emit toxins long after the paint has been applied.

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Poor customer service

Is your panel beater working for you, or your insurance company?

Cheap panel beaters are often working to meet a cost requirement set by an insurance company. To meet these specifications, shortcuts are often made to reduce the overall costs of repairs, and customer service is usually the first casualty.

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'Cheap' is not cheap. Go for great value instead!

Great value does not mean ‘cheap’. Value means getting the best possible service at a competitive price.

Cheap panel beaters and repairs certainly do not offer the best value for money, as you risk needing expensive repairs later down the track.

At Sheen Panel Service, we may not be the cheapest, but we believe we offer the best value for money.


Lifetime guarantee on all repairs

We are confident in the quality of our work. That’s why we offer a lifetime guarantee on all repairs.

That means that if a fault is detected in our work, then we will repair the issue at no cost to you.

Most of our competitors will only offer a limited guarantee on repairs.

Clean, green, and community focused

Sheen Panel Service stores are certified Clean and Green shops.

This means that we operate a safe, clean and environmentally friendly business, to ensure the safety of our staff, customers and community.

We are also supporters of the Variety Children’s charity, helping raise money for disadvantaged children for over 15 years.

Exceptional customer service

We offer extended operating hours, because we understand that many of our customers are tied down with work commitments. We are available 7am til 6pm Monday to Friday and are even open on Saturdays until 12pm.

Our customer assurance policies mean that we are dedicated to keeping our you informed during the process of the repair, and we are contactable 24 hours a day.

And last but not least, we offer a range of replacement vehicles available to use, free of charge!


Skip cheap smash repairs. Call Sheen today or locate your nearest Sheen panel beating store.

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