Exterior Side Vent Replacements

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Re: Exterior Side Vent Replacements

Post by Fighterpilot » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:57 pm

Looking at the painted finish on those badges, I think a previous owner has done the black paintwork with the wrong type of paint. The best paint onto plastic and glossy, is what modellers use which is Humbrol in a spray can. It is for plastic and available in gloss. Yoy may be better taking them off and separating the badge etc from the surround. Rub down the affected areas with fine wet and dry to get the loose off and to key the surface. Then undercoat with Dk grey primer and finish off with the Hubrol gloss spray Total cost about £15-£20. Not chaep but cheaper than a new set possibly cheaper than S/H from Ebay.
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Re: Exterior Side Vent Replacements

Post by pauljobr » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:53 pm

Yes, that looks like a vinyl wrap has been applied.
If you are comfortable removing and refitting then the easiest would be to remove, pull the wrap off and paint as you would like. Depending on where you are in the country you might be able to find someone who can help and paint if required.
Otherwise I understand your desire for replacements, if you are going to pay someone to swap them over for you.
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Re: Exterior Side Vent Replacements

Post by IIRXES » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:59 pm

I would think that's painted, to get wrap to stick into the embossed Jaguar lettering is almost impossible as as soon as the wrap gets warm it shrinks slightly and pops out.
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Re: Exterior Side Vent Replacements

Post by pauljobr » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:26 pm

IIRXES wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:59 pm
I would think that's painted, to get wrap to stick into the embossed Jaguar lettering is almost impossible as as soon as the wrap gets warm it shrinks slightly and pops out.
This is true, but on my first XE that is what I had done and it looked just like the photos and why on this one I painted them as a much cleaner job :)
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Re: Exterior Side Vent Replacements

Post by jagxe91 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:15 pm

Purchasing a set off a user on this forum. Thanks for your input gents.
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Re: Exterior Side Vent Replacements

Post by IIRXES » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:14 pm

Looking at the photo more closely, this looks to have been wrapped, you can see where it looks to have popped out of the lettering. Painting with appropriate prep,will always look better than wrap imo.
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Re: Exterior Side Vent Replacements

Post by IIRXES » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:16 pm

jagxe91 wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:15 pm
Purchasing a set off a user on this forum. Thanks for your input gents.
It's what we are all here for, the advice and communal knowledge :D and the occasional banter of course :lol:
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Re: Exterior Side Vent Replacements

Post by jagxe91 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:37 pm

So turned out the original side vents that were on my car were wrapped. Pulled the wrap off and they've cleaned up really well - the wrap done a good job of protecting the original part I guess. I've listed them for sale on the For Sale/Wanted area of this forum.

For anyone interested

Pair of R Sport Side Vents for sale. Small scratch on one of the R Sport emblems as shown in picture.

£65 + necessary postage charges.

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