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03-30-2012, 10:15 PM #1
Fading Window Visors ??
Last month I installed some in-channel window visors manufactured by EGR. I strayed away from the usual brand because these were cheaper and had good reviews. Today I noticed that they had a pinkish tint to them, meaning it looks like they are starting to fade. Does this sound right? Maybe I didn't notice the color when installing so they've always been like that? Considering my attention to detail I'm thinking not, but was wondering if anyone has had any "quick to fade" issues relating to this product.
My idea to remedy this is to have them wrapped in vinyl. A vinyl used specifically for wrapping vehicles and I wouldn't have to worry about fading issues. Of course, I'd go with black, specifically 3M 1080-M12. I did a quick google search and it looks like I'm not the only crazy person thinking of this idea. I found a forum with a post of how to do it and think it will be fairly easy.
03-30-2012, 10:43 PM #2
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I put some on my Dodge about 6 years ago and they have not faded yet.
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30% Tint Front Side Windows
15% Tint Front
03-30-2012, 10:57 PM #3
03-31-2012, 01:51 AM #4
I'm bored, so I decided to try to post a helpful response for once. I did some online research and read many reviews, and while it's not a common thing to be brought up, I've come across more than one review stating there was a "brownish-red" "red" or "pinkish" tint to these. So my guess would be that you simply didn't notice when you installed them rather than simply fading that quickly. Perhaps it's light enough that most people just don't give it a second though. I don't know.
All of that being said, I kind of like the idea of the vinyl. That could look really nice.
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03-31-2012, 10:57 AM #5
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The guy from that other forum should've done some research and saved himself a little, EGR sells Carbon Fiber look window visors, I've had a set on my Tacoma since 1999.
And like Jeremy posted there seems to be a few people out there that have noticed a color issue on their visors since day one.
03-31-2012, 11:15 AM #6
Last edited by AMac; 03-31-2012 at 11:17 AM.
05-15-2012, 08:13 PM #7
To follow up, the manufacturer, EGR, contacted me about my concern. After sending a pic EGR wasted no time to work on sending me out replacements. @EGRUSA thank you for your responsive customer service. Shame on me for attempting to dismiss the idea of future purchases based on one bad experience that I didn't even attempt to work with the mfg. on.
05-15-2012, 08:32 PM #8
05-16-2012, 12:59 AM #9
It's nice to see a company stand behind their product. They have probably seen how anal you are about the ornament so they know it wasn't BS. LOL
05-16-2012, 11:35 AM #10
What did you do with the old ones? I may be interested in buying them off you if you have no use for them. Iam going to dip them
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