Originally Posted by RVnDixie
I was wondering what product would be suitable to to help bring back a shine to the paint and touch up products to try and match what is already there. Also, is there a way to "pop" out a dent in the outside panel on top corner.
Automotive paint was used on the Argosy line, so any technique to bring back oxidized cars could be tried -- on an inconspicuous location first. In my experience there was fading and streaking affecting various parts of my Argosy differently. A full repaint is an option if you can find a shop that would do it. I found a spray can color (almond) that is close but it is easy to see the difference when you stand back and look. These colors vary between manufacturers and I chose the lightest almond I could find. Really
test this idea on a separate piece of metal to use as a color swatch in deciding how far you want to go in this direction.
Popping out dents has been discussed on the forums. There is usually a metal distortion or stretching that occurred in the original dent, so the final result will still be visible. Body shops have tricks -- search the Forums on 'suction cup' to read other tales. You didn't say if this dent was on aluminum side panel or the galvanized steel end cap. Bondo wouldn't be out of the question if you'll repaint small areas. Bondo is out of the question for aluminum exteriors of course -- you're lucky with an Argosy.
Bimetallic reaction frequently causes some breakdown of the end cap edges where they meet the aluminum. Rust needs to be addressed if present. Try not to sand any intact galvanized surface. InlandRV's Andy told me you have to use an acid prep on exposed galvanized before repainting. Be careful because such a prep really alters surrounding paint color.