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Freelander 2 (LR2) Window film

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by Tim4x4, Jan 12, 2019.

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  1. Tim4x4

    Tim4x4 Well-Known Member

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    Hi some advice wanted please.
    I have a 2011 FL2 HSE, only had it 4 weeks so a mishap whilst removing the LR supplied dog guard I scratched the window film on the left side rearmost side window.
    Firstly didn't know it was a film applied to the windows, thought it was the color of the glass but no it is a film.
    My question is can this film be replaced to look original?
    Or is it a new window?
     
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    saxavordian Well-Known Member

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    if I remember there is a few firms that can replace tired film for range rovers. but I guess any company that do it will offer the same material
     
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    Take a look on line in your area, Their are some independent window tint and panel wrappers around that can replicate original.
    some of the work they do in our area is very impressive.
    the LR dealers may be able to order the film.
     
  4. Tim4x4

    Tim4x4 Well-Known Member

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    OK, That sounds promising that it is possible to replace the film I will try the Main dealer first.
    I dont suppose anyone has a part number for the film
     
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    Film tint is aftermarket fit so no part number exists for it

    Contact a window tinting company who’ll be able to remove and replace the film for you
     
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    Tim4x4 Well-Known Member

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    OK I understand.
     
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    If yer look at the glass... the factory tints with propper tinted glass dun't show the aerial and eated screen elements much. The film covered tints do. They show up as orange lines.
     
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    interesting - there is film on ours and i also assumed it was factory.. shame on me.
    do landrovers have an options sticker / decoder anywhere that i could check what is /isnt fitted?
    sorry for slight hijack
    thanks.
     
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    If there's tinting film applied, then it's been fitted after the vehicle was built. Factory tints used tinted glass, so no film is applied.

    There are websites that give all your vehicle build information, if key in the VIN.

    https://www.vindecoderz.com/EN/check-lookup/
     
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    That site was really useful. It used to list all the options fitted, but these days when ever I've tapped in a VIN it only gives very little info.
     
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    It gives me the full spec of my SE, right down to the transmission interlocking fitted.
     
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    If yer contact @yessi (via pm private message conversation) who is a member on ere he will help. He works at a main dealer and has offered int past to look up factory created info at the time of build. Like original fitted option and serial numbers of major parts like the engine/gearbox.

    If a buyer wants tints fitted to a vehicle without, some dealers will fit them themselves or arrange for them to be fitted. The quality of aftermarket tints varies so it is worth making sure whoever yer choose has good reviews.
     
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    Now I'm confused .
    Looking at my damaged window (scratches due to dog guard removal) I can see around the perimeter a series of black dots which blends the glass to the metalwork and the Land rover logo and glass identification.
    Will this remain if I remove the film or is it part of the film.
    If it is film then it is aftermarket? Is this a correct statement?
     
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    The dots will stay when the film comes oft. Loads of vid's ont you tube showing easy tricks to get the film oft.
     
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    Thank you Hippo
     
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    As per mentioned by @Hippo, send us just your reg or reg and last 8 of the vin to help things and i can provide you a list of features on your vehicle for you.
     
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