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This is a discussion on Sun Visors within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; Ok this might seem silly, BUT does anyone know where to find replacement sun visors BESIDES the scrap yard? Mine ...

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    Ok this might seem silly, BUT does anyone know where to find replacement sun visors BESIDES the scrap yard? Mine like to flop all over the place causing my CD's to turn into ninja stars. It's beyond irritating. Esp when I brake and it ends up hitting me in the head....

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    ebay. Mine were doing the same thing. I just bought replacement brackets off ebay and all is well.

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    I'm actually thinking about smoothing out my headliner and removing the sunvisors all together. I'm 6'4" and sunvisors do nothing but get in my line of sight.
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    well you cant go the expensive route.. get an ipod hook up and get an ipod... (sorry lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    ebay. Mine were doing the same thing. I just bought replacement brackets off ebay and all is well.
    uhm wow! I checked out Ebay (great idea, thanks!) and some bids are up to $150!!! How much did you manage to nab yours for because there's no way i'm paying $100 for sun visors!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossJaded View Post
    uhm wow! I checked out Ebay (great idea, thanks!) and some bids are up to $150!!! How much did you manage to nab yours for because there's no way i'm paying $100 for sun visors!!
    I paid under $20 for the brackets. It's the bracket that lets your visor slip. I don't think you need new visors. Unless of course there is some cosmetic reason for a new set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    I paid under $20 for the brackets. It's the bracket that lets your visor slip. I don't think you need new visors. Unless of course there is some cosmetic reason for a new set.
    Well, they're broken. At least the drivers side one is. I've been debating whether or not they are fixable or not & if I should paint them or not, since I'm planning on re-doing my entire interior...What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossJaded View Post
    Well, they're broken. At least the drivers side one is. I've been debating whether or not they are fixable or not & if I should paint them or not, since I'm planning on re-doing my entire interior...What do you think?
    They're not leather or vinyl, so I wouldn't paint them. I guess you could dye them or recover them.

    Is the visor itself physically broken? or does it just slip? Mine was falling into my lap all the time and a new bracket fixed that issue. A new bracket would fix a slipping issue as well.

    Post a picture of the visor.

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    It's physically broken & it slips around. I don't have any pictures ATM, but I'll take one tomorrow.

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    I ripped them out, never looked back.

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    Keep in mind that the brackets help to support the headliner in the front corners (taking some of the weight off the bend under the a-pillar cover.) You may want to make plates to fit over where the holes will be.

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    He you thought about fixing your existing visor? It would be cheaper in the end... They are very simple and its just a thin cardboard material with the bracket. Its been a while since I've done one but I think the tension could be tightened up with a little work

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01 Red WS6 View Post
    He you thought about fixing your existing visor? It would be cheaper in the end... They are very simple and its just a thin cardboard material with the bracket. Its been a while since I've done one but I think the tension could be tightened up with a little work
    So I'm being inspired to fix the visors I have & just replacing the brackets. How would I go about fixing the visor itself (and what materials do I need)? My goal is to fix it & then cover it up so it's not the tan colour. I don't think it would take too much to do that & I could probably manage to even do some contrast stitching around the mirror so it has a finished look...whattya think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossJaded View Post
    So I'm being inspired to fix the visors I have & just replacing the brackets. How would I go about fixing the visor itself (and what materials do I need)? My goal is to fix it & then cover it up so it's not the tan colour. I don't think it would take too much to do that & I could probably manage to even do some contrast stitching around the mirror so it has a finished look...whattya think?

    An upholstery supply shop should have everything you need. The factory visor is a thin cardboard that was perforated to allow it to bend into the shape. The supply shop should have the cardboard on a roll or in a sheet. There are different thicknesses to choose from. The headliner material is all that covers the visor

    When you take your visor apart the cardboard will probably fall apart. Everyone we have done has. There is a thicker board that the visor mirror attaches to. I have a plastic welder but if you don't you could use a soldering iron to melt the tabs to take it apart. Use the old cardboard to trace a pattern on the new cardboard. I score the cardboard with a blade to allow it to fold like the original

    I've never been a fan of the light headliner material. I think a darker color would look good

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossJaded View Post
    So I'm being inspired to fix the visors I have & just replacing the brackets. How would I go about fixing the visor itself (and what materials do I need)? My goal is to fix it & then cover it up so it's not the tan colour. I don't think it would take too much to do that & I could probably manage to even do some contrast stitching around the mirror so it has a finished look...whattya think?
    Here's a good thread for ya by Smittro

    Recovering write up (sun visors and...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    Here's a good thread for ya by Smittro

    Recovering write up (sun visors and...)
    Is there anything you *can't* help me with?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossJaded View Post
    Is there anything you *can't* help me with?!
    Lots!

    But, thankfully, we have very informative people here and they are all willing to help. I learn something new around here everyday

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