Re: [Big_Eldorado] Re: Eldorado Sunvisors
- Thank you.I will try it and keep you posted.
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Date: Saturday, May 31, 2008 1:06 am
Subject: [Big_Eldorado] Re: Eldorado Sunvisors
> This is a fix I used over a year ago and it still is working well.
> I posted the below last year (#426). Read it and try it. I think you
> will be happy with the results like I was to fix nagging visor
> sag. It
> is cheap too.
> I am trying a new fix for this old nagging problem. I removed the
> passenger visor with heavy vanity mirror from pin on bracket (unplug
> the vanity wire if your have one). I found out that the problem
> on my
> 76 had nothing to do with the visor or the tightening of the
> screw. It
> was the pin in the bracket. It no longer is pressed into bracket
> in a
> fixed position( like when manufactured at factory). We all make a
> mistake of thinking it is the visor or tightening of the screw
> when it
> is not the source of our problem. If I hold bracket pin in in my two
> fingers it turns/twists freely. It should not do this and is why most
> visors sag.
> I have purchased from Home Depot (Lowes or auto parts probably have
> it) for USD 5.99 Loctite Threadlocker RED 271 Permanent. Make
> sure you
> get red, blue does not work. This stuff is used to permanently lock
> studs into engine blocks, wheel studs and the like. It takes
> about 300
> ft pounds of torque to break it free and about 500 degrees of heating.
> It works alot like super glue but designed for metal to metal contact.
> Henkel adhesives makes this product with methacrylate esters. It
> figures that a German company has developed a metal glue. I applied
> threadlocker to the pin where it goes into the bracket and it actually
> was drawn into a very small gap between the pin and the bracket. It
> flowed loosely so you only need a little on the pin. I gave it one
> application and then twisted the pin around and wiggled it in
> and out
> a little then applied a little more then did same thing again. Lastly
> I put a little more on it and let it set (about ten minutes). It sets
> quickly and then you wait 24 hours for theadlocker to completely
> harden/dry. Reinstall your visor. No more sag. It hhas held for
> over 1
> year now. Try it. If any question on how to send another post or
> email me.
> Good Luck,
> Chris Reid
> Jax, FL