How to Repair a Vent Visor Crack

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  • 2-4 hours
  • Beginner
  • 10-25
What You'll Need
Spray adhesive (such as Stop Leak or a Crack Sealant)

A vent visor is an accessory placed on the lip of a car or truck's side and front windows. It provides the vehicle with a custom look and can also work to reduce glare and noise when driving. Most vent visors are easy to install as they simply snap into place above the window on the lip. They are made of a durable plastic or acrylic type of material, which allows them to withstand the climate, wind and other elements.

If you develop a crack in your vehicle's vent visor, the simplest advice is to remove it and replace it with another vent visor. As an alternative or stop gap measure however you may choose to repair the cracked vent visor yourself. This how-to article explains the tools, materials and few simple steps needed to repair a cracked vent visor as an interim or permanent solution to your damaged visor.

Step 1 - Inspect the Vent Visor to Locate Crack

Conduct a thorough visual inspection of the vent visor in order to determine where the crack is. Locating the crack on the vent visor is necessary in order to determine the degree of difficulty you may have in repairing the damaged accessory and whether or not it makes sense to remove it from the vehicle or if the repair can be done without removing the visor from the window.

Step 2 - Purchase a Spray Adhesive

Purchase a spray adhesive product that is designed to immediately seal cracks and leaks when sprayed on contact. The type of spray adhesive that you purchase, which may be found at many different types of retailers or ordered online, should be safe to use on a plastic or acrylic vent visor, depending on the type of material your visor is made from.

Step 3 - Remove the Vent Visor

Remove the vent visor completely from the window by snapping it off the window's lip, working carefully not to cause any further damage or any additional cracks. Place the damaged vent visor on newspaper and wipe clean with a rag in order to prepare it for the application of the spray adhesive.

Step 4 - Apply the Spray Adhesive

Following the instructions on the spray adhesive can or dispenser, apply the adhesive to the crack on the vent visor. Hold the applicator 6 to 8 inches away from the vent visor and make sure to completely saturate the visor. Allow the vent visor to dry for up to 1 or 2 hours before proceeding with the final step in this repair process.

Step 5 - Reattach the Vent Visor

After allowing the vent visor to dry, attach it to lip of the window that it was removed from. Make sure that it snapped securely into place.

Repeat Steps 3, 4 and 5 for any of the additional vent visors on your vehicle that have developed cracks in need of repair.