Read the feature on the MCE-restored '89 930 Press Car in 911&Porsche World Mag #349
At MCE Porsche we can offer a complete in-house Fuchs restoration service for MCE-maintained vehicles or as part of the scope of a wider restoration project being undertaken in our workshops. We take aged original Fuchs rims and restore them back to original condition, using the same polishing, anodising and paint finshes as applied in-period, resulting in a finished wheel restored to concours-correct standards.
We can restore wheels from the '60's, '70's and '80's eras, spanning the usual range of 'aged' and 'tired' conditions. If the wheels are heavily aged or previously coated with paint, laquer or chrome it is only during the stripping process that the true condition of the original aluminium can be revealed.
Once the wheels are stripped, we can asses them in detail, then advise on what is achievable.
All anodising is done to our own developed processes to exactly match the clear finish of an original wheelset.
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" deep-six or flat-six wheels, and different again for the later generation 16" wheel series.
The hidden rear and inner faces of the wheels are not neglected either, receiving the same exacting standard of restoration as the more visible outer face, including fully black finished inner rim with bare metal centre area in order to correctly seat the wheel against the hub.
Satin black finish applied across the entire central petal area, characteristic of the appearance of all standard factory Fuchs used on impact bumper G-series cars from 1974 through to 1989.
Centre-caps can also be stripped and refinished in paint, polished or replacements supplied in clear-anodised finish.
This example shows a baltic blue metallic finish applied across the entire central petal area, a body-colour match offered by the factory as an option on impact bumper G-series cars from 1974 through to 1989.
For the later colour-coded wheels, the rear barrels are finished in satin black as standard, regardless of front face colour
Due to increasing demand and the need to prioritise existing customers, please be aware that the Fuchs restoration service is currently being offered exclusively for MCE-maintained vehicles and in-house restorations. Do please get in touch if you are interested in this service in conjunction with additional mechanical maintenance or as part of a wider scope of vehicle restoration work.
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