Install a Ventshade Vent Visor

Vent visors allow you to lower your car windows without worrying about rain, bugs or debris blowing in through the opening. When they are in place, you can also leave the windows open slightly to ventilate the car during hot weather without being concerned about security, since the visor hides the open window from casual view. They are available at many auto parts stores and require no special skills or equipment to install.


  1. Wash your car with a mild detergent, and rinse it well. Dry the area around the windows where you plan to attach the vent visors. If necessary, wash the area around the windows with a degreaser and rinse well.
  2. Wipe the area where you will install the visors with rubbing alcohol to ensure the surface has no dirt or grease on it at all. If the surface is not completely clean, the adhesive will not stick well and the visors will fall off.
  3. Hold the vent visors in place, and mark the placement lines with a marker. This is easier if you have someone to hold the visors in place for you or to mark the lines while you hold them.
  4. Remove the protective backing from the adhesive strip.
  5. Position the visor on the frame, carefully aligning it with the lines you marked. Be sure that you position it correctly before making contact with the surface, as it is very difficult to remove once pressed in place.
  6. Apply light pressure to be sure that the adhesive makes solid contact with the car frame. Repeat for the remaining windows. For a more secure attachment, go over the adhesive surface with a paint roller.


  • If you need to reinstall the visors later, use foam-mounting tape in place of the original adhesive, again making sure that the surface area is completely clean.
  • Remove old adhesive from the car with mineral oil, and then wipe the area with alcohol to remove excess oil.

Things You'll Need

  • Detergent
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Soft rag
  • Vent visors
  • Marker