Have a paint nick or chip on your RV? Here’s an easy trick

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By Nanci Dixon
After many miles and a few gravel roads, our motorhome had a number of paint nicks and chips. I blame it on the road and not on the fact that more than a few times I have opened our bay storage doors too close to a chair or table and WOMP! Oops…

The last time we were at the manufacturer’s to have a few warranty items taken care of, I had the nicks fixed too. They showed me an easy fix – use mini automotive repair paint sticks or brushes. Works like a charm.

Merely wipe the damaged area clean, dip the paint stick in the touch-up paint, wipe off excess paint and dab the nick. While the nick is still there, it is not nearly as apparent.

The tiny paintbrushes also work great for touching up scratches on wood surfaces inside too.

Want to give it a try? These are the brushes I used.

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Steve Davis
3 months ago

In addition to the methods talked about above to handle a paint chip, I found that once you have the color matched, if you put a dollop of paint on, slightly larger than the scratch itself, let it dry, and then use rubbing compound to bring the repaired chip area down to the surface of the original paint, you’ll have a professional looking repair that isn’t visible

Tom
3 months ago

My Thor 31w has a very poor design of the entrance step causes a 3″ lip lower then the rest of RV. I scraped it, and had to replace the metal trim, dealer ordered a different color, I took a sample to hardware store, was able to match the color so close I have used it some other places that had scratched.

Herb & Kathy Baldwin
3 months ago

JoAnne Fabrics sells some very fine (small) paint brushes. I found the color codes to the three different colors on our coach. The color codes were on a sticker inside a kitchen cabinet door. They were Sherwin Williams Automotive Paint codes. I bought 1/2 pint cans of each color custom mixed along with a custom mixed spray can for one of the colors that I needed a larger area covered. Worked beautifully

Ellen L
3 months ago

Good tip. It helps protect what’s underneath, too.

Ron F.
3 months ago

Hobby Lobby sells different sizes too.