How to Hide Dents in RV Siding

How to Hide Dents in RV Siding
Traveling in the great outdoors can leave nicks, scratches and dents in the aluminum siding of your RV. In fact, as your RV travels along back roads, it's easy for rocks to spin out from under the tires of your RV and cause minor damage. Because this occurrence is common, there is a very simple technique for hiding the dent and restoring the look of your RV. You'll only need a few simple tools and at least 24 hours to complete the entire process.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Sandpaper
  • Steel wool
  • Metal primer
  • Waterproof caulk
  • Acrylic paint
Step 1
Dull the surface of the dented aluminum siding, using sandpaper or steel wool. Target dents, scratches and other surface blemishes, including rust and corrosion. Create a smooth and even surface.
Step 2
Apply a metal primer to the area you just sanded.
Step 3
Apply waterproof caulk to the outside of the aluminum siding. Caulk will seal in the aluminum siding and protect it from water damage. Wait 24 hours for the caulk to dry.
Step 4
Apply acrylic paint over the dent and other surface damage.

Tips & Warnings

As with any DIY job, always follow the complete instructions and allow for sufficient application and drying time.

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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