Ford Explorer Window Visor
Maintenance Tips for the Ford Explorer Window Visor
Bought a new set of window visors for your Ford Explorer? You're probably still enjoying the stylish look and function your new accessory provides. But the window visors won't look as shiny and new without proper care. Just like any part of your truck, the Ford Explorer window visors require maintenance from time to time so that it retains its appearance and keep wear at bay.
Here are some simple maintenance tips to follow for your Ford Explorer window visors.
- Don't let the window visor get too dirty.
The window visor easily attracts dust and debris from the road and can get dirty pretty quickly. Washing the window visor with water mixed with a bit of car shampoo does a great job in getting the visors spotless, but if you are a bit short on time, a quick wipe with a damp cloth will do. Make sure not to use ammonia-based cleaners, however, as these can damage the window visor surface.
- Avoid leaning or placing heavy objects on the visor.
The window visor is not designed to support weight and will buckle and snap if too much pressure is applied. Applying too much weight on the visor might also cause its adhesive tape to lose its grip and the visor to slip off.
- Are the visors sagging? It may be time to replace the adhesive.
If part of the window visor has come loose, it may mean the adhesive on that area has lost its stickiness and needs to be replaced. Don't hesitate to replace the adhesive as soon as possible; reattaching the visor with the old adhesive will not restore its hold on the surface and will only allow water and other contaminants to seep into other parts of the tape.
- Eliminate or reduce scratches on the visor with buffing compound.
Does your visor have superficial scuffs or scratches? It might still be restored with a bit of buffing compound and elbow grease. Use a buffing compound that closely matches the color of the visor, and rub it in using a lint-free cloth in a circular motion. Do not use an electric buffer as its high rotation speeds will cause the visor to heat up and deform itself.