UPDATE: John at Elkparts has kindly offered to send me some replacement badges for the Viggen. Elkparts have been supporters of this site since day one – a fact that is appreciated and not forgotten. Thanks for the ongoing support, John!
In a move that may disappoint some, I’m opting for the Saab badge rather than the Saab-Scania. The reason? I have Saab caps on the wheels and a Saab badge on the steering wheel and I’d like them all to match.
This first photo was taken back in mid-2006 when a few friends and I did the 2 Germs and a Swade video. As you can see, I had a nice, full color badge on my Viggen, which I used for my podcast button (on the rare occasion that I actually did a poscast)….
This is the same badge photographed this morning. I don’t even know when it happened, but all my color’s been stripped.
And even the rear badge, which has a decent coat of enamel over it, looks like it’s deteriorating:
Any tips on whether there’s a preferred place to get badges from?
And should I go with Saab-Scania badges or the newer style Saab ones? I have the newer ones on my wheel caps and the color is actually closer to Lightning Blue than than the darker color on the Saab-Scania ones. I haven’t seen one of those Saab ones lose it’s enamel like this, either.
The Saab-Scania one on our 9000 is in the same shape as what my Viggen one is, so maybe this is a condition that’s common to those badges.
All thoughts appreciated.