Fuchs Wheel Restoration

image52
image53

At MCE Porsche 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. In the very early years of production, 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. 

image54

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.

Wheels at clear anodising stage

image55

All anodising is done to our own developed processes to exactly match the clear finish of an original wheelset.

image56

Polish detail

image57

Anodising bath

Example of a completed 1970 6J x 15" wheelset

image58

Post-anodising, the wheels are then treated to robust 2K paint in the correct black finish between the petals as per original factory pattern, unique and different for 4.5J, 5.5J or 6J x 15" wheels, and different again for the later generation 16" wheel series.

image59
image60

Example of a completed 1968 5.5J x 15" wheelset

image61

Note the different depth of paint finish to the shallower section wheel.

image62
image63

Example of a completed 1980's 6J & 7J x 16" wheelset

image64

Different again with black finish applied across the entire central petal area.

image65
image66

Centre-caps can also be stripped and refinished in paint, polished or clear-anodised finish.

Restored polished and anodised centre-caps for early wheelsets

image67

Contact Us

Send an Enquiry

email: mceporsche@gmail.com

Correspondence address: MCE Porsche, PO Box 760, Banbury, OX16 6PR.

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

Opening Hours

By Appointment