How Do You Repair Aluminum RV Siding?

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Many recreational vehicles are installed with aluminum siding, as aluminum is known to be durable and weather-resistant. This aluminum siding installed on recreational vehicles is the same aluminum installed on homes, so the damages are similar on both. The damages on aluminum siding usually include dents, scratches, corrosion and fading. These disfigurements can be caused by weather elements, improper maintenance or minor accidents while traveling. Fortunately, these flaws can be easily repaired with the proper tools. Pop any dents out of the aluminum siding by first drilling a 1/8-inch hole in the center of the dent with a power drill. Attach a washer to the end of a 1-inch self-tapping screw, and then insert the screw into the drilled hole. Grab the washer with pliers and pull to remove the dent. Repair any scratches on the siding by lightly sanding the scratched area with sandpaper. Apply a metal primer on the scratch using a paintbrush and let the area dry. Paint over the primer ... more
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