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RV Touch-Up Hints by Les Doll

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RV News and Stories RV Touch-Up Hints by Les Doll, A Certified RV Technician and
author of "The Dummys Guide to buying a Pre-Loved RV" E-book

RV interiors are rife with woodwork and wall paneling that can
often get easily scratched or nicked from various sources. There
are several products on the market that can help cover up and
make these defects 'disappear'.... One such handy product is the common 'White-Out' used to correct
spelling errors in typewritten documents. It comes in a
convenient bottle with a brush attached to the cap and costs a
buck or two. Nail or staple holes in white wallpaper, paneling
or ceiling areas are easily filled with this substance and the
repair is invisible. I've heard that toothpaste will also work,
although I have never tried this.

There is also a white filler for drywall that comes in a squeeze
tube - ready mixed and easy to apply. This material dries to a
hard finish that can be gently sanded to blend in.

Also available in squeeze tubes, are colored fillers to match
oak, walnut or whatever color your paneling may be. These can
cover holes or scratches with ease. Often an application of a
slight amount of matching stain will hide small surface
scratches and blends in with the color. Try this in an
inconspicuous area first to make sure.

Larger holes can be covered by pictures, various hanger hooks,
or other accessories, depending on where they are located.
Sometimes a matching baton strip can be added in the same
if they match.

With a little ingenuity, many defects can be made invisible.
Happy Trails; Les


Les Doll is a certified RV Technician and a licenced RV Propane
Gasfitter. His other qualifications include a Certification in
Propane Gas Cylinder Inspection and a Certification for Propane
Gas Refiller. With previous experience in the RV Industry, he
graduated "with distinction" from the O.U.C. RV Technician
program in 1995, and has been employed as a full-time RV
technician ever since. He won the RVDA Top Technician award in
1995 for British Columbia, Canada.

He is the webmaster of www.rverscorner.com, the publisher of
the RVers Corner Newsletter and founder and administrator of
the The True RVer's Forum bulletin board. Les also has authored
a continuing series of e-books on RV related subjects that are
available for instant download.

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