The Many Roles of RV Detailing

RV detailing

RV detailing is basically the process of thoroughly washing (and sometimes repairing where needed) both the inside and outside of your recreational vehicle to enhance and maintain its overall look. So there are several steps involved in an all-encompassing RV detail. RV detailing typically includes the following basic steps and duties: Full interior/Exterior RV Detailing: As the name implies, this step involves cleaning the inside and outside of your RV. This step is vital to the overall health and well being of you and your RV because not cleaning it will result in damage to the RV’s surfaces and paintwork.

Painting and Acoustic Treatment: Just as painting must be done for an RV, so too must RV detailing services and acoustic treatments. When performing together, these two processes help to protect your investment, as well as, increase its overall value. By painting and treating your RV professionally, you can protect it from damaging the external and internal components that it comes in contact with on a daily basis. Excessive oxidation, rust, and corrosion not only harm the paint, they also compromise the RV’s structural integrity which, over time, can cause it to deteriorate.

Professional RV Detailing: For those who own RVs or campers that spend most of their time outdoors, professional RV detailing is vital. This not only ensures that the paint is properly applied and that no damage has occurred to the RV, but it also ensures that the interior is clean and properly maintained. Depending on the level of wear and tear that your RV is subject to, professional RV detailing services include: Waxing: this process removes dirt, grease, and mineral deposits from the surfaces of the RV’s upholstery and carpet, as well as, any stains that may have occurred under the carpet. By removing stains, you are protecting the color of the fabric and flooring, as well as, prolonging the life of both materials.

In addition to waxing and detailing, you should also consider washing: washing is the final step in the cleaning process, and it is often a good idea to wash your RV before you apply wax or detail it. Washing your RV will remove excess water, dirt, and liquid stains, while disinfecting it. Washing your RV will also prepare it for the next step in RV detailing, paint staining: washing will allow the color to penetrate the RV’s surface, making the color of the RV’s paint stronger and more noticeable, especially if there are noticeable scratches on your RV. Staining your RV will also add shine to the RV’s exterior and interior, and will prolong the life of the paint on your RV.

Deep clean: for those who plan on living in their RV for a long period of time, professional RV detailing often includes a deep clean. A deep clean involves cleaning all interior surfaces, as well as the most important areas, such as the roof, floor, and engine. A deep clean will remove dirt, grease, and grime from your RV’s surfaces, as well as dirt and debris that could potentially fly away while you are driving it. If you are planning on living in your RV for years, a deep clean is a must. If you decide not to do a deep clean, at least once a year, you can alleviate the accumulation of dirt and debris on your RV by cleaning it with soap and water and a mild, pH-balanced cleaner.

Siding: whether it be vinyl siding aluminum siding, or wood siding, the finish on your RV’s exterior should match your decor. Although it is not necessary to wax your RV every year as part of RV detailing, it is highly recommended. Wiping off the dust and grime from your siding with a damp sponge will help keep your RV’s siding looking great year after year. RV siding that is waxed remains smooth and shiny, and will protect your RV from inclement weather and theft. However, be sure to pick up a wax for your RV detailing job.