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.
We can restore wheels from the '60's, '70's and '80's eras, spanning the usual range of 'aged' and 'tired' conditions. In most cases we prefer to see the wheels in person to be able to assess them properly, but it may be possible to make some initial judgements from photographs. However, please bear in mind that 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.
If we consider the wheel to be restorable, and there is no significant recification work required, we may be able to offer customers the option to have the wheel restored to a level that preserves their original cosmetic manufacturing marks as they would have been in-period.
Alternatively if the wheel requires it, or the customer prefers it, we can restore to a mint condition standard.
Using original, reference wheels held on-site at MCE, our first step is always to strip, assess and 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.
Different again with black finish applied across the entire central petal area.
Centre-caps can also be stripped and refinished in paint, polished or replacements supplied in clear-anodised finish.
All types of centre-cap can be supplied by MCE to compliment and directly match the finish of the restored wheels.
Wheels can be hand delivered direct to MCE Porsche for restoration, or we offer a nationwide collection and delivery service for long-distance customers. Please get in touch for more details.
Correspondence address: MCE Porsche, PO Box 760, Banbury, OX16 6PR.
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