When I owned a Classic Saab 900, I decided to replace the emblem on the hood. The colored panel had disappeared and all that was left was a silver disc. If you looked closely, you could still see the faint outline of the griffin's head but not much else. It pretty much resembled a well worn buffalo head nickel. Remember those? But as interesting as that was, I wanted to replace it with something nice to match the rest of the unique automobile. That goal was finally realized with a unique emblem sold by a British entrepeneur on ebay.
I was reminded of that event when my brother recently emailed me about the car his boss is currently driving. His 9-3 convertible has also lost the color of its emblem. And being the thoughtful brother that he is, he asked me what his boss could do about it. This is what I said.
To get a new badge, you can do two things:
It would seem that buying the original piece is not very wise as it will eventually delaminate itself again. (As a side note, Saab really needs to get a grip in this. I found half of the color laminate from one of the 2006 Saab 9-7x's we had at Leikin on the ground last fall. That's pretty sad that it would fall apart after just two years.) So, I would recommend getting the aftermarket versions. But if you must have the original, you may want to purchase the badge protectors from State of Nine.