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theglassman



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White
2014 MY Metropolis grille

Me again, sorry!
My FL2 Metro is Fuji white and the silver part of the lower front grille has gone from a nice silver to an ugly grey, streaky colour. My local bodyshop says that it can't be re-sprayed successfully.
So, any thoughts please, and if that's true, where's the best place to source a new one - and how difficult is it to fit?
Thanks again, am constantly reminded what a great place the FL2 Forum is. Bow down I've decided to stop being a good example and will now just be a terrible warning.....
2008 TD4HSE - gone but much loved.
2014MY SD4 Metropolis - very much loved.

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Cobbet1



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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 S Manual Aintree Green

I had the same problem with the silver part of the grille on my 63 plate xs, I had it sprayed by local body shop , had no problem with it since, approx 4 yrs
Maybe Try another paint shop
Andy

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I Like Chips



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United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Indus Silver

Any use

https://www.powerfuluk.com/collections/fre...012-silver

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IanMetro



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White

Chips has the right solution

 FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles) (MY2011)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 76k+ miles) (MY2015)

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jules



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Firenze Red
Re: 2014 MY Metropolis grille

theglassman wrote:
Me again, sorry!
My FL2 Metro is Fuji white and the silver part of the lower front grille has gone from a nice silver to an ugly grey, streaky colour. My local bodyshop says that it can't be re-sprayed successfully.
So, any thoughts please, and if that's true, where's the best place to source a new one - and how difficult is it to fit?
Thanks again, am constantly reminded what a great place the FL2 Forum is. Bow down


My 2014 SE Tech has done the same.

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Its not the removable surround (cf Powerfold) that is the problem but the horizontal grill bars. My understanding is that on later cars the grill is integral with the whole front bumper and cannot be separated from it.

So Ive elected to do nothing - its not rust - its just rubbish painting by whoever JLR paid - If it makes a difference when I decide to dispose of the car then I may do something about it. Jules

Post #440572 2nd Apr 2024 11:22 pm
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Lightwater



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Ukraine 2013 Freelander 2 2.0T SE Auto Fuji White

Same thing on my car, I have just left it as is.

There are enough Range Rover bonnet lettering with the same issue. But to date never seen the problem on Freelander bonnet lettering. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

Mine is getting to the same state starting to look quite unsightly.
I plan to resolve the issue over the coming months. (I have been saying this for several years now!)
I will take the front bumper off the car and rub down prime and paint the affected areas. Naturally it's 2 different colours so will take twice as long to mask then paint before lacqureing. A new trim from powerful uk will finish it nicely. Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

2014 Orkney grey Freelander SD4 GS.
2004 Zambezi silver Discovery 2 Td5 (Gone)
1963 Surf blue Morris Mini Minor Super de Luxe (my little toy)

Post #440576 3rd Apr 2024 7:23 am
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jules



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Firenze Red

The clear coat is also flaking off the door handles too.

Its the wife's car and if she isnt bothered then nor am I - I only look after the important mechanical stuff. Jules

Post #440581 3rd Apr 2024 9:36 am
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theglassman



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White

Thanks again, all. The Powerful Uk solution seem the best way forward
All best, Thumbs Up I've decided to stop being a good example and will now just be a terrible warning.....
2008 TD4HSE - gone but much loved.
2014MY SD4 Metropolis - very much loved.

Post #440594 3rd Apr 2024 8:15 pm
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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

Does anybody know the paint codes for the surround and grill bars?

ETA: There are different colours for the surround, some like mine are grey. Others gloss black. Not sure if gloss black would be ideal for my Orkney grey FL2? Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

2014 Orkney grey Freelander SD4 GS.
2004 Zambezi silver Discovery 2 Td5 (Gone)
1963 Surf blue Morris Mini Minor Super de Luxe (my little toy)

Post #440678 6th Apr 2024 10:56 am
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OLOSTEVE



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Auto Firenze Red


Just re-sprayed grill with, white primer, BMW Titan Titanium Silver and clear coat.
Prep. took the longest time and masking out. Took me a while to figure out how to mask radiator grill but used 4 bits of card pushed up from vent above number plate.
All done with rattle cans for less than £30.
Just need to ceramic coat and job done.
All wheels finished at last but still having a problem with the broken finger.

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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

Assume you painted over the chrome effect trim, do you plan to fit the Powerful uk trim as well? Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

2014 Orkney grey Freelander SD4 GS.
2004 Zambezi silver Discovery 2 Td5 (Gone)
1963 Surf blue Morris Mini Minor Super de Luxe (my little toy)

Post #440687 6th Apr 2024 4:49 pm
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OLOSTEVE



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Auto Firenze Red

All ready fitted, that's why I am happy with the colour match on the grill.
On reflection I would not have bothered to fit the, Powerfuluk part and painted the whole lot.

Post #440688 6th Apr 2024 4:58 pm
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