How To Repair Small Chips In Your RV Body
Your RV is bound to pick up a few bruises throughout its lifetime. You can't really prevent small rock things and paint chips on your RV surface. However, you can do your part to make sure these tiny blemishes don't become larger problems that are more expensive to fix. This article explains how you should immediately fix small rock chips using some basic supplies and tools. This technique is a great solution for RVs that have a few small paint chips that aren't quite big enough for professional repair.
The most important thing you need to fix paint chips is touch-up paint. Most auto stores sell third-party products. These you usually get the job done, but you might have better luck if you buy the factory brand directly from your RV dealership. This is the best way to make certain you get the exact right color for your RV model.
You'll probably be able to find touch-up paint for less than $20. The cans are very small and convenient to use. They work pretty much like nail polish, with a small brush built-in to the screw off lid. Obviously, with the small amount of paint and tiny brush, you aren't going to be able to fix large paint chips. Since most paint chips are smaller than the circumference of a coin, touch-up paint should work just fine. Keep in mind, the next possible solution is to have your entire body professionally painted. The cost of this is astronomical compared to a $20 bottle of touch up paint.
How to Apply the Touch Up
Applying the paint is also very simple, unless there is rust on the spot. If you do have rust, you will need to take a few extra steps. Most importantly, you will need to send away the rest using auto sandpaper. It's extremely fine, spongy sandpaper is also something you could pick up at a dealership or autobody store. If the rust is so bad, that your actual body is corroded and deteriorating, you will need to invest in auto body filler. This is a completely new project that you will need to consider. Often, if you don't have experience working with auto body filler, it is best to just let professionals handle the work because it can be a little tricky to work with.
The point of fixing small paint chips is to prevent such corrosion from ever happening. As long as you keep your eyes on your RV body and fix noticeable paint chips as soon as possible, you can prevent the need for professional RV collision repair.