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Restoring auto sun visors

These visors came out of a Dodge Dakota truck. The visor style is folded at the edges and sewed; this is how the sun visors are finished off. This style is used a lot in cars and trucks. Another style of visors is tucked into the seam of the visor around the perimeter to finish them off.


Step 1
This is a visor that has seen it's better days.
Step 2
Remove the mounting post and anything else that may get in the way when it is sewn. Use a knife or razor blade to cut the threads
Step 3
Open the visor and remove the cardboard form inside. (the cardboard is for rigidity)
Step 4
Remove the material and clean the deterioated foam off the cardboard case.
Step 5
Glue the material to the visor and trim it; leaving about 1 to 1 1/2 inches to fold over and glue.
Step 6
Fold over and glue and put the heavy cardboard core back inside the visor.
Step 7
Fold it together again; making sure that it is even around the edges and then sew it. The seam should be about 3/8 inch.
Step 8

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Comments

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10/19/2013, 20:35

"I am not certain we can recover the civic visors, if they are heat seamed instead of tucked, stitched or glued - it is doubtful we can recover them. We would need to see a pic of them.

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I have a 99 civic with sunvisors that have deteriorated fabric. Are you set up to professionally cover them if I sent them to you and how much to do so? Thank you"

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09/28/2013, 01:30

"Used a little of the info to do a 2000 Ram 2500. The Ram had teeth, around 3 of the edges, that hold the fabric when it is tucked between the teeth. The light had to be unsnapped with a screwdriver blade, unsnapping 3 tabs, on the bottom edge. I had to sew the fabric at the latch part of the visor. "

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01/19/2012, 18:56

"Send us your visors, and we will use them for an example for you. You can also view some of the visors we have reconditioned at this link - http://www.wlsheadliners.com/visors-recovered-by-wls-headliners.html"

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01/19/2012, 11:46

"Excellent post for a simple visor. Thanks.

Now how about creating a post showing how to take apart one that is a little more challenging - say a Dodge Neon R/T sun visor that has both a lighted mirror on one side AND a slide out extender on the other. The core is a plastic clamshell type with teeth that does not need sewing. Show how to get one of those apart without breaking it, and that will be something!"

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