We were fortunate enough to have Sam and Joe “Burgy” document their interior build on Joe’s Y33 Q45. Check out how they did the visors.
“For the Visors, We always talked about how the small details make or break a project and that we wouldn’t be happy with a little of the stock grey left anywhere or that generic pocket sleeve that many people stuff their visors into and then sew up the last side. This led us to taking a big leap of faith and cracking open the visors. We figured worst case we break them and have to glue them all back together and clean them up before we re-wrap them. It turns out that they do come apart rather easily after all. And when I say easy….I really mean with lots of patience and force
We started with removing the OEM material again.
Then we started the process by popping one heat weld inside at a time.
This process was done one at a time with a flat head screw driver and a metal putty knife(seen on couch next to me). I used the metal putty to start the slot that I would then insert the screw driver into on each weld. After the screw driver was wedged in far enough, a simply twist of the wrist (no homo) was all it took to pop each weld.
When enough welds were popped we removed the mirror.
The wiring was then carefully removed so that we could paint the end of the rods(no homo) and work with the visor freely. We removed the rod and the metal tension clip that holds it in all together. Much easier than trying to yank the rod (no homo) out and then cram it back in (no homo).
We then cut off the little plastic clip posts
These will be replaced by a roll of the ostrich glued onto the metal bar.
Because the Lexus black shows the contours so much more we covered and filled all the little holes
The visor was then wrapped and the mirrors painted
They were then reassembled and the wiring hooked up (in this picture you can see the large metal clip that holds the swivel rod and wiring inside it. This is the whole clip that was removed with the rod)
I circled the heat welds that gave me the most trouble breaking open. All of the white spots are where the visors were heat welded together though.