- August 30, 2018
- By Numarke
- In Blog
When you purchase an RV you are entering into a world of fun! However, you can also be entering into a world of costs. That is why it is very important to take care of every aspect of your RV, including the paint job.
If you want to avoid having to book an appointment with an RV paint shop after every outing, here are a few tips for taking care of that paint:
Keep it in the shade
While this may seem like an obvious first step, it is a helpful one, too. RVs are built to spend their lives outdoors absorbing all sorts of weather. However, you can help your paint keep its shine and luster – and avoid RV paint shops – by allowing it time out of direct sunlight whenever possible.
Don’t park under trees
Keeping out of the RV paint shop by keeping in the shade is great. But, do not rely on parking or storing your RV under trees for extended periods of time. Not only does parking under trees increase the amount of sap and debris that will land on your rig, it also increases the amount of water that pools. These small pools of water create an environment perfect for mold and mildew to grow.
Avoid chemicals and abrasive cleaners
You love your rig, and you want to avoid taking it into the RV paint shop, so you take good care of it. However, your ritual of cleaning the RV after an adventure could be limiting the life of its shiny, shimmering paint. Some strong detergents and scrubbing utensils can do more harm than good when it comes to your paint job. Sure, they will get rid of grease and oil from the engine, but they should not be used on the paint. Go for soap and water with gentle scrubbing to keep the paint crisp.
Keep it paved
One great way to ensure that you will be making a trip to the RV paint shop when you get back home from a RV weekend getaway is to take treks down unpaved roads. Gravel and stone roads are nightmares for your paint job, as debris kicks up and damages the protective layer at an alarming rate. Stick to paved roads.