Do it Yourself Aluminum Siding Repairs for an RV

Do it Yourself Aluminum Siding Repairs for an RV
RV camping is not without its nicks and dents, such as those that often occur in the aluminum siding of an RV after just hours on the road. As an RV travels downhill or along back roads, rocks and other debris can cause damage to its aluminum siding. You can repair these dents and scratches and restore the look of your RV using just a few simple tools.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Sandpaper
  • Steel wool
  • Metal primer
  • Waterproof caulk
  • Acrylic paint
Step 1
Use sandpaper or steel wool to dull surface blemishes such as rust and corrosion as well as dents and scratches. Create a smooth and even surface.
Step 2
Apply a metal primer to the newly sanded aluminum siding.
Step 3
Apply waterproof caulk to protect the aluminum siding from water damage. Allow the caulk to dry for 24 hours.
Step 4
Apply an acrylic paint liberally over the surface damage previously sanded and caulked. Acrylic paint is available at paint stores and automotive repair shops.

Tips & Warnings

Use a mask to cover your mouth when applying paint to your RV.
It's essential that the caulk completely dry in order to seal in the aluminum siding.

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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