Ford Ranger Window Visor
Easy yet Effective Maintenance Tips for Ford Ranger Window Visor
Maintaining the window visor of the Ford Ranger might seem like a hassle, but it's actually quite simple and requires little or no tools at all. In this guide, we'll list down ways on how you can keep your Ford Ranger window visor in top shape.
- Take note of sag or rattling noises.
The adhesive backing of the window visor is its weakest point, as dirt and moisture can seep through the strip and cause it to lose its hold on the surface. And if the backing is too weak, it will start to sag or make rattling noises against the window frame. Even worse, the visor might fall off unexpectedly while you're driving, posing a hazard to you and other drivers on the road. So if you notice any of these signs in your truck's visor, check the adhesive immediately. If replacement of the adhesive is necessary, make sure to remove the remaining adhesive residues before applying the new one.
- Deal with scratches accordingly.
Scratches are a common foe of window visors, which are often caused by flying bugs, falling branches, small rocks riled up by the tires, or a poor parking job. But whatever the cause may be, there are ways for you to remove or minimize the damage. For minor scratches and scuffs, an application of scratch removal products like those of Meguiar's Scratch X should make the damage disappear, while scratches that cut into the plastic will require sanding, buffing, and repainting. However, if the scratch is so severe that it compromises the integrity of the visor, it might be better to replace the visor instead.
- Restore faded visors with toothpaste.
Over time, the surface of the visors will deteriorate from exposure to UV rays from the sun, resulting in a noticeable haze. In most cases, the fade can be removed by scrubbing the visors with toothpaste. Simply apply a liberal amount of toothpaste on a clean rag and rub it on the visor in a circular motion. The abrasive chemicals found in the toothpaste should be able to abrade the deteriorated layer of the visor. We also suggest applying a coat of car wax on the visor to help shield it against UV radiation.