abercanadian wrote:The guy who makes all the engine bay stickers is on another forum
'Jag_sticker' is the Ebay and Jaguarforums.com user name for a poster who used to be well known on the Jaguar World forum - 'preHEstoric'. The various refugees from that forum who followed olddelboy over to xj40.com back in 2008 will probably remember him. I remember he used to post up superb drawings of railway locomotives and racing Jaguars - and did a picture of Roly's Double six Majestic. He had a licence from Jaguar cars to make and sell these under bonnet stickers, but at that time there was little demand for them.
The under bonnet stickers made by Jag_sticker are by a country mile the best quality I have seen. They are in a different league to the ones offered by Leyland labels on Ebay.
I don't know whether he has made up any of the later black kind or not, but the earlier yellow versions he sells are indistinguishable from the genuine Jaguar items in colour, font and materials. If told they were 'new old stock', I would believe it. I would be fully happy to put them on my car and see them as fully suitable for concours competition, for those who take part.
The Leyland labels ones are much better than nothing, but are immediately obviously not original. Their colour isn't quite right, they have a slightly muddy focus and the vinyl is wrong.
I bought a set from 'Jagsticker' recently and the quality is just as good as I remembered. The set I bought was really for the battery under bonnet type, but I felt there is sufficient crossover between the two types to make the 'wrong' set worth buying, particularly as I don't actually need them currently and have bought them for the future.
I am a member of Jaguarforums and may suggest to Jagsticker that he joins here since there are quite a few members of XJ40.com who have restored or freshened cars and there could be a demand for them. The white EBC10105-type information sticker would also be well worth him making, since all the inner wing stickers are very vulnerable to rust. The 'do not remove this nut' label fitted to the shock absorber top washers may be useful too. Mine vanished years ago.