RV Siding

by admin on September 5, 2011

RV siding also known as Recreational Vehicles siding is always out in the weather or constantly on the road. May be the RV siding is installed where the vehicle is in a campground so you can be sure it is going to get scratches or dents and dings on the siding. If the RV siding is out in a hailstorm or if it meets a low-hanging tree branch, then there is no need to worry as this can be fixed by patching up to look almost the same and the RV siding damage is barely visible. If you are a person who has those moderate do-it-yourself carpentry skills, you can definitely handle the RV siding either by replacing it or by simply removing the dents if it is not that badly dented. Alternatively you can re-paint the RV siding yourself so you save money.

RV Siding Panels

RV siding panels and the siding materials that are used for recreational vehicles (RVs) or RV siding is basically almost the same materials that is used on the rooftop of a home and what is used for exterior wall surfaces but stone siding is excluded.

RV siding repair and replacement

  1. Repair minor scratches in the RV aluminum siding by gently sanding the surface surrounding the scratch.
  2. Brush or wipe away the grit.
  3. Paint over the area with matching paint and allow it to dry.
  4. spray paint over the scratched area to repair it.
  5. Drill a small hole in the middle of a dent.
  6. Insert the self-tapping screw with a washer around it.
  7. Use the screw and washer as a pull knob to pop the dent out of the metal siding. Remove the screw and fill the hole with plastic filler putty
  8. Allow the putty to dry and then sand off the rough edges.
  9. Paint the surface to finish the repair.
  10. Remove badly damaged siding from the RV to replace it.
  11. Take off the side moldings from the RV.
  12. Remove the top molding as well.
  13.  Remove the lenses for the clearance lights and other fixtures if the piece you’re replacing has them.
  14. Disconnect the lights from the panel.
  15.  Either twist them out of the aluminum panel or unscrew them.
  16. Set all lights, fixtures and screws in a safe place.
  17. Pull out the staples holding the aluminum panels in place with a pry bar.
  18. Avoid damaging the surrounding panels that you aren’t replacing.
  19. Pop the damaged siding out of its position
  20. Set the old metal sheet on top of the new one.
  21. Mark where the holes need to be for clearance lights and other fixtures.

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