Steel - Level 1
2 Days

Relevant to technicians of all experience levels, BETAG’s Medium Panel Repair program focuses on the core principles of straightening steel auto body panels, to a level of finish that requires minimal filler to complete a high-quality repair.

These skills can be applied across a wide range of simple and more complex panel repairs, including damage to the edge of a panel or through a body line.

This benefits the technician by enabling them to: complete repairs more quickly (to a similar or higher quality standard); repair some panels that would previously have been replaced; and significantly reduce the refinish area on all types of damages to save time, cost of materials and improve the overall quality of repair.

Course Objective

Increase technicians’ skills to repair medium sized damages on steel outer panels, by implementing advanced repair techniques that uphold quality and efficiency of the repair process.


Day 1 starts with the characteristics of plastic and elastic deformations and using light to identify the complete damage area and various zones within it. Using this as a foundation, the rest of day 1 focuses on developing the knowledge and skills needed to straighten complex damage through two bodylines (like that found on a dog leg).

Day 2 builds on the skills learned during day 1, by focusing on techniques to efficiently achieve a near metal finish quality, before moving on to repairing 4 typical types of door damage – including damage through a bodyline; damage to a door handle pocket with multiple bodylines; area damage (damage without a bodyline to stabilize the panel); and a deep gouge.

Note – Technicians are encouraged to complete BETAG’s Small Damage Repair – Level 1 class before attending this Panel Repair (Steel) – Level 1 class, but it is not a pre-requisite.

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