Body Restoration and Paint

Please find below some examples of recent body and paintwork that has been undertaken by MCE. For minor exterior bodywork, repaint or rust repairs we can prepare the vehicle complete with engine, chassis systems and interior still installed, and only glass and ancillaries removed to ensure a high quality, detailed finish. For more major structural repair we use Celette jigs and fixtures, coupled with a rotisserie for access to those hard-to-reach areas for media blasting back to bare metal and applying complete sealing and surface protection solutions. We also have an on-site fully climate-controlled spray booth so we can minimise bare-metal exposure time and maintain a clean, dry shell between strip, new metal fabrication, anti-rust treatment and base-coat paint application.

We also offer an in-house Fuchs wheel restoration facility to bring classic Porsche forged aluminium wheels back to their original factory condition. 

Jump to Fuchs Restoration

Body Preparation and Paint

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Full bare-metal bodyshell strip and preparation.

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Bare-shell rotisserie repaints in temperature and humidity-controlled conditions

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Finishing paint: Preparation and undercoating in 2K epoxy

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Full glass-out repaints in modern base+clearcoat or traditional single-stage acrylic, all to original Porsche colour palettes.

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Top-coating: period correct single-stage solid colour coats from Glasurit, PPG and Lesonal.

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Single panels to full bodyshells can be accommodated in our climate controlled full-size spray booth.

Metalwork Restoration

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Celette body jig complete bare shell restoration

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Rotisserie strips and media blasting

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Complete shell anti-rust treatment and metal repair

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Local body repairs and replicating damaged or corroded areas in new, bare metal

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Kidney bowl and B-pillar repair

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Inner sill repair

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Complete rear quarter-panel / wheel arch replacement

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Quality of finished panel after repaint

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Outer sill repair

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Rear torsion tube and suspension mounting repair

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Complete front end metal rebuilds

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Replacing front suspension pan and front latch panel

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Replacing floor panels, rear seat pans, parcel shelf.

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Spot welding and jointing techniques as per factory original processes

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Rebuilding front inner wings

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Replacing fuel tank supports and battery tray

Body Maintenance, Preservation and Detailing

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Machine polishing and scratch repair.

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Undersealing and waxoyl cavity injection. 

Fuchs Wheel Restoration

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We can take your damaged or aged original Fuchs rims and restore them to either 'original' or 'mint' condition. We make a distinction between the two as the early rims came from the factory in a relavely rough condition by modern standards. Forging and machine marks were often still present at the sides of the petals and the post-anodised surface still showed polishing marks. Many of these wheels get over-restored in their life and these marks are lost by restorers believing they are doing the right thing by making the wheel look as flawless as possible. 

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At MCE we offer customers the option to have the wheel restored to a level that preserves their unique manufacturing marks in-period, or restored to a mint condition standard. Using original, reference wheels held on-site at MCE, we first fully strip and then polish to the standard required.

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Wheel then requires clear anodising.

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Wheel post-anodising

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Polish detail

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Final stages: paint and assembly.

Contact Us

email: mceporsche@gmail.com

Middleton Cheney, Nr Banbury, OX17, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 7796 372 239 or +44 (0) 1295 710 374

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