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Steve McF

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Hazy bonnet and boot badges
« on: 27 June 2021, 10:22:51 PM »
This topic comes up now and again - what to do about those faded Saab badges on your bonnet and boot. I've seen ones that have lost all their colour, but mine are not that far gone. So, I was wondering if T-Cut on the badge would restore the sheen, and then a coat of lacquer over the top would fix it once and for all.

Anyone tried this?

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Re: Hazy bonnet and boot badges
« Reply #1 on: 28 June 2021, 11:38:00 AM »
Are they still available? If so (and they don't cost much) then it might be simplest just to replace. I think that's generally been the fix of choice on here.

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Re: Hazy bonnet and boot badges
« Reply #2 on: 28 June 2021, 04:24:59 PM »
Bill Jones at www.saabits.com was offering some new badges, but they may be for the older cars.  Otherwise, T-Cut is worth a try.
« Last Edit: 06 August 2021, 08:50:14 PM by sgould »
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Re: Hazy bonnet and boot badges
« Reply #3 on: 04 August 2021, 09:16:45 PM »
Well tonight I spotted the T Cut headlamp lens polish kit that I used on the yellowed and hazy headlamps on my Peugeot 107. And in a fit of inspiration I thought I'd try it on my hazy and faded Saab badges.

Didn't take long, and I wish I'd taken some before pics. Sadly I didn't, but the colour seems to have come up a treat, even if the shine isn't quite as new. But I only had a quick go, so it may require a bit more elbow grease. But the haze has gone....  :)

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Re: Hazy bonnet and boot badges
« Reply #4 on: 04 August 2021, 09:37:16 PM »
Cheap fix! Always good! :)
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Re: Hazy bonnet and boot badges
« Reply #5 on: 05 August 2021, 08:43:21 AM »
Alas the cutting solution doesn't seem to last. I did it on mine a year ago and it's back to being misty now.

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Re: Hazy bonnet and boot badges
« Reply #6 on: 06 August 2021, 06:45:37 AM »
Phoenix, this headlamp restorer has a sealing solution that you apply after the cutting compound. Not sure how much difference it makes but is supposed to seal the surface. Am hoping that will keep the badge from getting hazy again. Will see.

Interestimgly, I have had an advisory about fading number plates on every MOT in the last 3 years. So I went a bit mad with the headlight restorer, and it seems to have improved those too!!!