Ford Focus Window Visor
Easy Care and Maintenance Guide for the Ford Focus Window Visor
The window visors are often the last things to come to mind when someone mentions regular maintenance of your Ford Focus, but they do need a bit of care every now and then. Although considered to be maintenance-free, the Ford Focus window visor is still susceptible to wear and damage from the elements, especially given its location outside the vehicle. In this guide, we'll share some helpful tips you can use to maintain the window visors.
- Check the adhesive backing for any loose ends.
The adhesive tape that's securing the window visor onto the door frame is designed to last the lifetime of the accessory, but it can weaken and lose its hold especially if it is contaminated with dirt and moisture. Eventually, this will cause the adhesive and, in turn, the visor to become loose and sag, resulting in rattling noises and preventing the window glass from closing properly.
If you notice any loose or sagging parts of the window visor, have the tape replaced as soon as possible. Make sure the mounting surface is clean and dry before applying the tape. If there is residue left over from the adhesive, you can clean it up with rubbing alcohol.
- Restore faded translucent visors with toothpaste.
Translucent window visors tend to become cloudy over time due to UV exposure, but if the damage is minimal it can still be remedied by scrubbing it with toothpaste. Using a clean cloth or towel, rub the toothpaste in a circular motion over the surface of the visor, letting the abrasive compounds rub against and remove the deteriorated surface. Rinse well with water and let it air dry or wipe with a towel.
On the other hand, if the deterioration is extensive, you can try using a headlight restoration kit on the visors before thinking about replacing it. Headlight restoration kits work the same way as toothpaste, but are more intensive and reach deep into the plastic.
- Do not place excessive force or weight on the visor.
It is easy to forget that window visors are just strips of plastic; with enough force and weight against it, the visor will bend and crack. So as avoid leaning on the visors or placing any heavy object against it.