Eric cut them out and sent them off to get chromed. I worried that the letters might fall off but it did some testing by using 3m double sided tape and suck it to my wakeboard and its rock soild thus far.
We did make a few adjustments to allow the full width of tape to be applyed to the backside to make the adhereing hopefully over kill.
It was hard, (sniff, sniff) to remove the stickers but I think its for the best!!