During this time of lockdown, I have been checking my Spitfire for any niggles I just haven't had the time or energy to look at before. They are not all fixed but one i'm really pleased with and might be of interest to fellow spitfire owners is the tyre pressure label.
My dads Spitfire had one of these labels but covered in layers of paint when he restored his MKIV in the 1980's, and we never found any replacements.
Replacements are not available and cost of having one screen printed is around £200. What next?
Well, I designed a template using font as close to the original as possible, found someone on the great ebay who could print onto thin aluminium business cards.
In this way it has same appearance as the original, not a printed vinyl sticker. Original is slightly shorter than a standard card, so I had to carefully trim off the excess.
I don't have the memory of an elephant and no longer need to go in search of the tyre pressures, its now on a label on the drivers door shut.
Photos below show, an original, then my attempt.