Though oftentimes overlooked, the vent visor is one of the most important parts installed on your Honda Odyssey. Usually made from high-quality plastic, this part is designed to protect you from the rain and road debris if you're driving with your window open. Unfortunately, because of constant exposure to corrosion-causing elements, the vent visor eventually causes problems. Read on to know some of these problems and the things that you need to do to solve them.
One problem that you may experience with your Honda Odyssey vent visor is seeing excess tape especially if you installed the part by yourself. If this is the case, you can try removing the tape with the help of paper towels, a soft cloth, and some vegetable oil. However, make sure that you will use your fingers, instead of razors and other kinds of abrasive material, when scraping off the tape to avoid scratching the visor and the window. What's more, don't forget to wipe off excess vegetable oil because this can make your vent visor look unpolished after some time.
Most vent visors sold nowadays can be installed on vehicles by using an adhesive tape. However, because tape can get worn out over time, some visors may fall off unexpectedly. If the ones installed on your Odyssey already have loose or detached sections, then you have to reattach it immediately. You can do this by using a J-B weld or metal epoxy that can be purchased from auto parts store. Just make sure that your visors are dry because water or moisture can compromise the adhesive quality of the epoxy.
Because of flying road debris, the vent visors of your Honda Odyssey can get scratched easily. Once this happens, the visor will become an eyesore, and it will be difficult for you to see through them. If you don't want to spend a lot of money by purchasing a replacement, you can try buffing or polishing the scratches to remove them. Fortunately, you can do this at home if you have a plastic polish and microfiber towel. However, if the scratches are too deep, then you may need to wet sand the area first before using the said products.