Installing a Window Visor in 3 Easy Steps
With a window visor, you don’t have to worry about bugs, rain, or debris getting inside your vehicle even when the windows are rolled down a bit for some fresh air. However, in order for this accessory to effectively deflect debris from the window, it has to be properly installed. Fortunately, attaching this accessory is easy. Here’s what you need to do:
Required skill level: Novice
Prepping up your ride
Before you install a visor, you have to make sure first that the surface you’re planning to attach it to is clean. So start by washing the car or the surface with water and some mild detergent. This way, all traces of dirt and grime are removed. Rinse the surface well, and apply a bit of rubbing alcohol with a clean rag. The alcohol will dissolve any remaining grease or glue residue if you’re replacing an old visor. Keep in mind that an adhesive strip won’t properly stick to a dirty surface. So to prevent the visor from easily falling off, clean the surface well with the right products.
Testing the fit of the visor
Before removing the backing of the visor’s adhesive strip, test the fit first by holding it in place. Once the visor is properly aligned with the window’s edge, mark the spot with a washable marker. It’s better if you have someone else holding the visor in place while you trace the outline using a washable pen.
Attaching the new visor
Once you’ve marked the spot, remove the backing from the adhesive strip. Then position it carefully onto the window frame. Make sure it’s properly aligned with the outline you made in the previous step. Apply some pressure to make sure the visor sticks in place. If you’re planning to install visors on your other windows, simply repeat the steps.
Tips to remember
- Use a paint roller when pressing the visor in place to ensure an even and smooth application.
- After installation, get rid of finger prints, swirl marks, or glue residue by wiping the visor clean with a cloth or rag dipped in a bit of alcohol.