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paulm2930



Member Since: 21 Dec 2017
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2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Firenze Red
Plastikote boot handle

Anyone on here re painted/coated their boot handle, mine looks like it’s seen better days. Is plastikote a good or bad idea on this?

Post #353818 22nd Jul 2018 10:27 pm
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Yorky Bob



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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Firenze Red

You could modify it to the facelift full chrome one. Cool 51 Series one passed/sold on half restored to a mate to finish years ago.
Lots of Euro Trash
53 Series one low mileage let go foolishly years ago looking at current prices.
Series 2A Safari restored fully while in Saudi Arabia years ago, sold on to a Brit.
FL2 MY10 TD4 GS traded in at 2 years
FL2 MY13 TD4 GS Current

Post #353821 22nd Jul 2018 11:06 pm
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paulm2930



Member Since: 21 Dec 2017
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2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Firenze Red

Yeah thought about that but I don’t want to have to pay for it. I just want to revive what I have. I take it you’ve updated to the later one?

Post #353829 23rd Jul 2018 8:13 am
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Yorky Bob



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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Firenze Red

I take it you’ve updated to the later one?

Yes it cost £27,000 six years ago Razz There was a visual on here a long time back of someone doing it. 51 Series one passed/sold on half restored to a mate to finish years ago.
Lots of Euro Trash
53 Series one low mileage let go foolishly years ago looking at current prices.
Series 2A Safari restored fully while in Saudi Arabia years ago, sold on to a Brit.
FL2 MY10 TD4 GS traded in at 2 years
FL2 MY13 TD4 GS Current

Post #353830 23rd Jul 2018 8:31 am
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grumsel



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Netherlands 2012 Freelander 2 TD4 Sport Auto Barolo Black

Is this an option? Chrome trim: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER-FREE...SwnHZYgxpx

Post #353865 24th Jul 2018 9:14 am
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paulm2930



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2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Firenze Red

That looks ok doesn’t it. Thanks for showing me that.

Post #353881 24th Jul 2018 1:28 pm
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paulm2930



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2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Firenze Red

I do like the idea of just spraying it and that’s it and was keen to see if others have done the same.

Post #353882 24th Jul 2018 1:29 pm
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ronp



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Scotland 2011 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Lago Grey
Re: Plastikote boot handle

paulm2930 wrote:
Is plastikote a good or bad idea on this?


A bad idea!!!

Used it a few times in the past - both black and orange.
Colour doesn't stay true as it 'greys off' and gives an awful appearance [in my experiences].
Also it's prone to peeling on any slight imperfection or seam...... horrible, horrible stuff IMO.
If you go to the bother of spraying then I'd just use the conventional method of paint! 🌲 🌲 🌲 🌲

"🔳 🔲 monochrome 🔲 🔳"

Post #353891 24th Jul 2018 2:24 pm
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Longdave



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I have an ABS chrome cover which IMO looks far better than the original dull finish and far easier than facelift modification - see image in my gallery

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/122316792319?ul_noapp=true

Post #353912 24th Jul 2018 7:28 pm
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Lunar-Rover



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England 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Manual Sumatra Black

Did mine with base and laquer when I removed the rust from under the handle so did the handle to match. REME .. Rough Engineering Made Easy

Post #353954 25th Jul 2018 8:36 pm
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