RV decals come in many shapes, sizes, and materials. Often what is looked at as a decal, is really painted graphics. Our first goal will be to identify the various types of RV graphics and decals one might come across.
Once we have determined what type of decals we are working with, then we can discuss care and maintenance of the decals you might find on your motorhome, toy trailer, RV, etc. My experience has shown that most people confuse the various types of graphics, and therefore remain confused as to what is considered proper care of these visual enhancements.
Virtually every RV, toyhauler, 5th wheel, or trailer will have some form of graphics. The greater question is trying to determine what type of graphics are on your particular RV.
And this can be reduced down to 3 different versions or possibilities. I will list based on most common, to least common:
The RV above is what is considered your entry level RV due to the fact that it all white fiberglass siding and strictly vinyl decals.
The RV above is your next level, or mid-level RV due to the fact that it has both paint and vinyl decals.
The bottom gold colored area and the big blue section towards top and front are painted areas. The rest of the graphics are vinyl decals.
The RV above is your high-end RV due to the fact that it has full body paint. All the various graphics have been painted on.
Once again I am going to break down the various categories of these land yachts with regards to RV decals.
What to do and what not to do.
The above RV trailer is the worst of the worst due to the fact that is has uneven siding (corrugated) that is a baked enamel paint, and vinyl decals.
These types of RV's are as difficult to maintain as anything can get. Not only will the pre-painted aluminum corrugated siding be problematic enough, but you also have the notoriously problematic RV decals to contend with.
Here we have a 5th RV that is made the same way any traditional RV is with the fiberglass siding and decals. Only the very bottom gold section has paint on this RV.
This Winnebago is a combination of bare fiberglass siding, painted areas, with vinyl decals.
As a general rule, any traditional car wax can be used on RV decals and graphics. The same protection you apply for the paint and fiberglass siding, will also benefit the decals and graphics.
The following products are all suitable and will deliver exceptional results for any of the many versions of RV's as listed above.
All these spray waxes or sealants can be used on any RV type of surface, any type of RV decal.
Darren's Note: Since RV's come in so many configurations regarding fiberglass siding, paint, RV decals, etc., the spray waxes/sealants below are an easy way to handle the care and maintenance of all materials/surfaces of your RV.
See fiberglass wax if your RV has oxidation to it.
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