FAQs— Nissan Window Visor
- How can I test if I have properly installed my new set of Nissan window visor?
Before taking your Nissan out for a test drive, it is wise to make sure first that the window visors are securely fitted in place. You can do that by giving the visors a quick shake while the window is up and repeating it with the windows rolled down. The visors shouldn’t shift or move when pushed.
- What if one of the window visors did shift when I’m testing its fitting? What should I do?
That’s an indication that the visor isn’t installed well in place. You don’t have a choice but to remove and reinstall it. This time, make sure the mounting surface is immaculately clean so the adhesive will stick well and be very sure of the visor’s position before finally installing it.
- I need to install my new set of Nissan window visor before my next weekend getaway. I just came from an off-roading trip and my ride is really dirty. Can you give me some tips on how to properly clean the visor’s mounting area?
It is recommended that you thoroughly wash your ride first and rinse it well before doing any exterior modification, including window visor installation. While washing, pay particular attention to that part of the window where the visor will be installed. Make sure that there will be no mud, dust, and other type of dirt left on the area. You can also consider washing the window area with a degreaser to be sure that there will be no oil or grease that would affect the adhesion of the tape or adhesive. Once the vehicle has dried, wipe the mounting area with rubbing alcohol. This way, you can be very sure that the mounting surface is completely clean and free of wax, grease, and other elements.
- I will be reusing my old stick-on visors, but they are already stripped of the old adhesive. What can I use to glue them in place and how can I properly to that?
You can utilize metal epoxy. All you need to do is to apply line of the epoxy or weld along the edge of the visor that you are going to install first. Gently press the visor at the right location on the top of the window and hold it firmly in place for about five minutes. This will allow the glue to bond with the mounting surface. Allow this to fully cure for at least 24 hours before using your Nissan.
- I’m planning to replace my old Nissan window visor, but the adhesive was kind of hard to remove. Do you know some tips on how I can ease off the visor’s adhesion on the window lips?
In such a case, an adhesive remover can be your best friend. Since the visor is slotted in between the window channel, putting on the adhesive remover will be a challenge for you. You can use a trim knife or a paint brush, or anything you think could help you in applying the remover into the adhesive underneath the vent visor. Apply the adhesive remover carefully and with limitation on the amount as it can harm the other parts of the window. To be sure, you can mask the window with a tape or newspaper. Make sure also that the adhesive remover won’t get into the paint of your ride.
- The adhesive remover did decrease the grip of the Nissan window visor, but I still can’t take it off using my hands. What tool can I use so as not to scratch the windows?
You can use the sharp razor blades of a utility knife. Start scraping at one end of the visor and carefully working your way up, from left to right. Carefully pull the visor with your hand after you’ve scraped a portion of the adhesive. Continue and then pull until the visor is completely removed from the window. Do the same for the visor on the other side of the vehicle.
- I don’t have metal epoxy here at home. Are there other adhesives that I can utilize in place of my old window visor’s original tape?
If you have a foam-mounting tape, you can use it in reinstalling your old visor. If there are old adhesive left on the back of the visor, you can eliminate that using mineral oil. Just make sure to wipe the area where you apply the oil on with alcohol to totally get rid of it before putting on the tape.
FAQs—Nissan Window Visor
How does a window visor work with a Nissan's overall performance?
Window visors work by altering the vehicle's aerodynamics. As we know this aspect has a huge impact on engine performance, which is why sports cars' bodies are designed in such a way that air drag is shrunk to the minimum. You might wonder how this happens when every single Nissan window visor actually protrudes on the sides of the vehicle. Take note that this add-on is primarily designed to ventilate vehicles with the windows cracked open just a little, allowing air to enter through that opening while redirecting airflow to the sides of the car. With the absence of window deflectors, however, open windows allow wind into the cabin and create a great amount of wind drag. By eliminating that drag window visors save the engine from having to work harder.
What benefit will a window visor bring to the engine of your Nissan?
The Nissan window visor helps slash fuel cost. By eliminating air drag while providing ventilation, the engine is not forced to work harder in order to achieve the same speed as when the car is airtight. Significantly, the engine doesn't have to burn more fuel for that same speed as well. The amount of fuel saved differs because of factors such as vehicle shape and speed. And because your source of fresh air is through the windows where the visors are installed, you need not turn the air conditioner at all. This means better fuel economy.
Aside from ventilation, what benefit do window visors bring to the interior cabin?
Window visors help keep a fresh smelling cabin. Also called as rain guards, window visors have the capability to prevent rainwater from seeping into the interior cabin. Their arc shape directs water away from the window opening, thus allowing air to come in but not the rain. This way, rainwater is kept from creating foul odor when already dry. Furthermore, when fresh air enters and fills the cabin, the stale air is forced out to improve the smell from the inside.
How safe would it be to use window visors with slightly opened windows?
You get a significantly reliable theft deterrent in a Nissan window visor. With the dark smoke tint or solid color with which the window visors are normally designed, a window opening of about an inch or two is concealed from the eyes of mischievous thieves. And since they need to be quick at all times, thieves will not spend more time looking through the visors to see if windows are cracked open. They are more likely to spot the easiest preys.
How do window visors help the windows themselves?
With window visors on, windows provide a clearer visual. How? By directing rainwater away from the side window glasses, salt, dirt, and other airborne as well as road contaminants are prevented from getting deposited across the surface of the window glasses. They also help extend the windows' lives by preventing dirt and grits from slowly damaging the different parts of your vehicle's power windows. And that saves you from unnecessary repair cost.