Been trying to find replacements for the trunk lettering for Superblack, as hers have all faded almost to “superblack” … No problem in finding the “Jaguar” and the “XJS” shiny new chrome-plated (colored?) parts for only $11.00 a piece, but apparently the “V12” part is still not obtainable, at least not new. I found several threads on “that other Jaguar forum” about the subject, some dating back many years, and apparently Jaguar stopped manufacturing the piece back around that time. I guess there are just not enough '92-'96 5.3 and 6.0s still on the road to be worth justifying the production costs to Jaguar (or an aftermarket supplier). Anyone have any ideas on this? Some of the posters on that forum mention people who have software they can use to create a new “chrome” vinyl sticker that will go over the face of the piece and that have in fact gone with that method, but that doesn’t sound too durable and doesn’t interest me.
I’ve been thinking of trying this approach using my old piece: Step #1 - after a little “prep sanding”, re-spray the face of the piece using Dupont’s chrome-colored paint which “adheres to plastic” Step #2 - cover the (dried, of course) face of the piece with a piece of painter’s tape Step #3 - take my touch up paint for Superblack and carefully repaint the edges of the piece from the backside with the little brush Step #4 - remove the painter’s tape, and … voila! (that’s French for “wah-lah!” )