Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Window Visor
How to Maintain the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Window Visor
A set of good-quality window visors for the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD can cost quite a bit, so it is only right that it is taken care of properly. Regular maintenance of these accessories will help keep them looking good for many years to come. Here are some great maintenance tips to consider for the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD window visor.
- Keep the window visors clean.
Washing the visors on a regular basis will not only keep them looking vibrant but also minimize scratches on the surface. You can use car shampoo or even dish soap diluted in water to clean the visors, provided that it does not contain ammonia or harsh chemicals. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and wipe dry.
- Are the visors starting to get hazy? Brush them with toothpaste.
Hazy, faded window visors are caused by UV rays from the sun reacting with the visors' surface, causing the latter to deteriorate. Thankfully, this hazy appearance can be greatly minimized by rubbing it with toothpaste as the same chemicals in it that keep teeth sparkling white also apply with the synthetic plastic of visors. Apply the toothpaste using a damp cloth, rub in a circular motion, and rinse. You can also use the same technique with fogged up headlights.
- Clear bug stains with WD-40.
Window visors are effective in keeping flying insects out of the passenger cabin but at the cost of leaving unsightly bug stains. There are cleaning products available that designed specifically for such hard-to-remove stains, but we found WD-40 just as effective and a much cheaper alternative. Spray the WD-40 on the stained areas and leave it for 40 minutes before wiping dry. Make sure not to get any of the oil on the windows or side mirror as this can leave a noticeable film.
- Don't lean on or put any significant amount of weight on the window visor.
While most visors are made of heavy-duty plastic, they are not meant to support any amount of weight and will snap with sufficient pressure.
- Take note of any loose parts.
This may indicate that the adhesive backing of the visor has lost its hold, which will eventually cause the visor to sag, which in turn might block the window from closing fully or fall off the window completely.