Defective New Sunvisors?

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Cudax
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Defective New Sunvisors?

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I was wondering if anyone has purchased any “Distinctive Industries” sunvisors & has had trouble inserting the mounting rods? I purchased a set and purchased a set of Scott Drake brackets/rods. However, the rods will not insert into the visors no way/no how. I have done everything I can think of to push them in with all my force, even going as far as to very lightly lube the rods. They just won’t fit in the visors so I was thinking maybe I have a bad set from Distintive Industries. I called the company and they had no answer other than to return them if I feel they are defective and they would inspect them prior to sending a replacement. Problem is, I purchased them quite a while ago and am beyond the return window.

Has anyone else experienced this issue?
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The sunvisor brackets slip into a steel tube in the sun visor. I have always had the opposite problem, the rod being too loose in the tube so the visor flips down all by itself while driving. I have to wrap the sunvisor in duct tape and then use a rubber mallet to tighten up the tube enough so it stays up while driving.

I bet yours just needs to be expanded a bit. Put duct tape on the jaws of a vise and then wrap the sunvisor in duct tape so you can really apply force without tearing anything up.
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Cudax
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Re: Defective New Sunvisors?

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I could give that a try though I use so much force now that the vinyl starts to deform and I don’t want to push it any further to where I will damage it.

I might give that a try & thanks for your advise!
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