Custom Wheel Refinishing

Custom Wheel Refinishing

A customer of our came in for wheel refinishing with his Jeep SRT. He wanted to change the color from the polished aluminum to gloss black. We removed the wheels from his Jeep and put it on jack stands during the wheel refinishing process. Then we removed the tires. We noticed all the the wheels had some curb rash damage. The customer opted to repair all the rash which was a little extra in labor cost. We began the wheel refinishing by stripped this wheels in a chemical bath. This removes all the paint, clearcoat and any dirt or debris. It also etches the surface slightly. After stripping we repaired the wheel damage and media blasted the surface to insure powder coat adhesion to outlast the warranty we provide.

After the wheels were cool and came out of the oven, we hand painted the inside of the SRT logo with silver leaf paint. After all was said and done, the wheels turned out well.

To make an appointment for your wheel refinishing, please call 425-254-0627. You can also email us by clicking here. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA, across the street from The Boeing Store and on the westside of the Paccar / Kenworth plant.

2002 Dinan E46 M3 Service

Today we performed a oil change service and alignment on a 2002 BMW E46 M3 with a Dinan sport package.

The customer requested a specific oil. In this case, it was Redline 10w60 race oil. While performing the service we also completed our 30pt courtesy inspection. We found a few items that need addressing. Oil leaks on and around the Votex V-2 super charger and power steering reservoir leaks.

Luckily we caught these issues and will be able to schedule another appointment to get these items repaired.

This Dinan S3R E46 M3 boasts an impressive 462 Horsepower @ 8000 rpm & 328 lb-ft Torque @ 6000 rpm. This has a software upgrade, FMIC, Votex V-2 Supercharger, upgraded throttle bodies, performance camshafts, free flow exhaust, limited slip differential, tie bars and sway bars. It also has a Koni suspension system that will hug the curves and keep all this raw horse power on the road.

To make an appointment for your BMW, European or Import, please call 425-254-0627. You can also schedule an appointment online by clicking the link below. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA, across the street from The Boeing Store and on the westside of the Paccar / Kenworth plant.

Tracy’s Project 2018 New Beetle Coast

Tracy’s Project VW New Beetle Coast

Tracy’s stock VW New Beetle before we started her project

Our long time customer Tracy brought her 2018 VW New Beetle into the shop a few weeks after she purchased it from Auburn VW. Our good friends at Auburn VW had recommended Meister Werks to her after she ask where to take it for some modifications.

Tracy had a laundry list of items she wanted for her VW New Beetle when she came in for her consultation. Some of the items were winter wheels for her snow tires, lowering the vehicle, summer wheels / tires and some performance mods, just to name a few.

Starting the Project

VW New Beetle “Winter Mode”

The first item she opted for was the lowering the car. She wanted simple lowering springs. We advised her that running OEM shocks and struts with lowering spring would eventually damage the shocks and struts. Since those parts are not meant for lowing spring, they wouldn’t last that long and would decrease the performance over time.

We suggest the K-Sport adjustable coilovers which will allow her to adjust the VW New Beetle to any height she will like. This kit would also increase performance without sacrificing the quality of the ride. They are also adjustable dampening, which will allow her to change the suspension to softer or stiffer ride. The cost difference was not much more and she opted to go that route. We also found her some inexpensive satin black Platinum 432SB Elite wheels. We mounted and balanced the tires for her and installed them after the suspension was installed.

Lowered on Radi8 R8S5 Wheels

When spring rolled around, she started looking for her summer wheels and tires. We layed out all the catalogues and option for her. She wanted something unique that not a lot of people have. As soon as she saw the Radi8 R8S5 wheels, she knew that is what she wanted. The look and feel of Tracy’s beetle is one of a kind.

Radi8 R8S5 Wheels

Future Plans

Some future plans are to install a 3″ down pipe, Stage 2 Unitronic performance tune, DSG Transmission tune and cold air intake. These modification will give this VW New Beetle around 300hp. So if you see her at a stop light, don’t underestimate what this Beetle will be able to do.

Tracy is a regular at Meister Werks and if you see her in the lot or our lobby, feel free to ask her any question about her car. She loves to meet new people and is a genuine awesome person.

If you are looking to modify your vehicle, contact us at 425-254-0627 or come in for your free consultation. You can also email us by clicking here. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA, across the street from The Boeing Store and on the westside of the Paccar / Kenworth plant.

Mercedes AMG Powder Coated Wheels

Mercedes AMG Powder Coated Wheels

Last week we did some Mercedes AMG Powder Coated Wheels for a customer. Our customer has many issues with the painted wheels on his Mercedes-Benz CLS500. The previous owner painted them and the paint was chipping and flaking off. This was causing the wheels to loose air pressure. He was constantly having to fill the tires with air. After he had had enough of that, he opted for replacing everything.

In the beginning, our customer came to us and ask what his options were. We offered him a many options per his requirement and color requests. This included these Mercedes CLS55 AMG wheels, however they only came in silver. This was not a problem for Meister Werks. Since we refinis and powder coat wheels in house, we also gave him the option to have them powder coated black.

After receiving the new wheels, we chemical strip, out gassed, media blasted, applied a pretreatment to promote adhesion and anti-corrision under the powder coat. Then we applied two coats of super durable wet black powder. This is a very high quality power will last much longer than standard powders. There are many color options for these Mercedes AMG Powder Coated Wheels and finishes as well.

To make an appointment for your Mercedes AMG Powder Coated Wheels, please call 425-254-0627. You can also email us by clicking here. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA, across the street from The Boeing Store and on the westside of the Paccar / Kenworth plant.

 

Tesla Upgrades – Refinished & Powder Coated Wheels

Tesla Upgrades • Refinished & Powder Coated Wheels & Calipers

Last week we performed some Tesla Upgrades for a customer. We refinished and powder coated these Tesla wheels in the factory gun metal finish. Many people like the higher quality look of this color. Tesla owner also can also refinish their calipers in red, which is a $3100 option at the dealer. Dealership options for wheels are $1500. Our price is about half the cost of the dealer.

When we refinish brake calipers or wheels, we strip them down to bare metal and start from scratch. For calipers, we use the highest quality epoxy primers, ceramic paint and clear coat to maintain the highest quality look and durability. This paint is good up to 900º F. When powder coating, we chemical strip, out gas, media blast and apply a pretreatment to promote adhesion and anti-corrision under the coating. Then we finish it with high quality power coating powder. There are many options for colors and finishes as well.

To make an appointment for your Tesla upgrades, please call 425-254-0627. You can also email us by clicking here. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA, across the street from The Boeing Store and on the westside of the Paccar / Kenworth plant.

 

2019 GT3 RS Supercar Service

2019 GT3 RS Supercar Service

Starting the GT3 RS Supercar oil draining procedure.

Starting the GT3 RS oil draining procedure.

Today we performed an oil change service on a 2019 GT3 RS supercar. Our customer requested the type of oil we use, which is always in stock for these applications. The oil for this application is Liqui Moly Synthoil 0w40. This oil is used in many high-performance supercars such as 911 Turbos, GT2 and GT3 vehicles.

While we waited for the oil to drain for 20-30 minutes, we inspected for any issues or notable items. We did notice that the tires are getting low on tread and will need to be replaced in the not so near future. Fortunately, this is all we could find and do not see anything to be concerned.

GT3 RS Door Sills Lights

Once we fully drained the oil, we replaced the sump drain plug seal and replaced the factory oil reservoir with an LN Engineering magnetic drain plug for good measure. We always have these in stock. The drain plug will catch any metallic particulates that the filter will not catch. This will keep the oil-free from harmful debris.

After each drain plug was properly torqued and the oil was filled, we topped off all the fluids. We also performed a quick detail on the Porsche to maintain it’s natural beauty.

To make an appointment for your Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, classic or modern supercar, please call 425-254-0627. You can also email us by clicking here. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA, across the street from The Boeing Store and on the westside of the Paccar / Kenworth plant.

Factory Porsche dry carbon fiber is located in many places on this GT3 RS, including the hood, rain trays and trunk lid.

 

1981 Delorean DMC-12 Project

1981 Delorean DMC-12 Project

A few months ago our customer brought in his 1981 Delorean DMC-12 for an alignment. After we completed the alignment we found many items that needed replaced and repaired. These items included hard starting, faulty suspension parts and a few leaks. The customer also complained of a parasitic draw and that his battery was constantly dying. Since he doesn’t drive the vehicle that much, we thought maybe it was lack of driving the vehicle. He informed us that the battery would die over night and that he had to bring the battery inside and leave it on the charger so he could start the car. We informed him that we can isolate the draw and repair the other items on his inspection list that we found. We are well versed in Delorean DMC-12 repair and have the factory repair manuals for this vehicle.

Appointment

Our customer contacted us about a week later and set up an appointment to get these items repaired. Below are photos of the wiring issues we found and corrected. The issue was actually not Delorean DMC-12 related at all. It was the alarm system. The system that was installed had a radio receiver for remote start. This system sayed on all the time and what was draining the battery. Furthermore, the system was not installed properly. The previous installer used electrical tape to make connections and many of them were not connected. This could also be why the car would not start.

When we diagnosed the starting system and found the ignition coil was faulty. An after market coil booster had been installed. Our advise to our customer was to remove both remote start, coil booster and replace the ignition coil. We advised this because the ohm specifications were more than double of what they should be. Luckily we have the ignition coil readily available though our parts supplier and were able to get the part on the same day. Stay tuned for further updates on this project.

Contact Us

To make an appointment for Delorean DMC-12 or European car, call 425-254-0627 or email us. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA, across the street from The Boeing Store and on west side of the Paccar / Kenworth plant.

Custom Porsche Cayman

Custom Porsche Cayman

Today our customer picked up his 2014 Custom Porsche Cayman. The wheels were originally bronze and it looked like a bland white Porsche when he came in for his free quote. Our customer wanted to do some specific modifications to his car. His requests were to powder coat the wheels Porsche Silver, tint the headlights, tail lights, side markers, 3rd brake light, fog light trim and install the Porsche Cayman R decal kit. He came in a few weeks ago for a consultation. On his to do list, he wanted to spray tint all the lighting. We highly advised him to go a different way. It would be very difficult to the finish perfect and might turn out the way he wanted.

The other solution was tinting film. This this would make it much easier and cost effective to install. He agreed with our solutions and booked the appointment. About a week later he returned for us to transform his car into his own Custom Porsche Cayman. We performed all of the items he requested in just over a week. While performing the customization, we also found leaks in two his TPMS sensors We were able to rebuild them just before he arrived to pick it up. As you can see this car is uniquely his and it would be hard not to check this out when walking by in a parking lot.

Contact Us

To make an appointment for your customization service or repair, call us 425-254-0627 or email us. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA, across the street from The Boeing Store and on west side of the Paccar / Kenworth plant.

Ford Focus RS – Air Ride install and Cobb Tune

Ford Focus RS:
Air Ride Install and Cobb Access Port Tune

Last week our customer David dropped his car off for an air suspension upgrade and a Cobb access port performance tune. Here are some of the photos we took during the installation.

In the Shop, 1973 Porsche 914

1973 Porsche 914 1.7L

Porsche 914

In the shop this week: This sweet 1973 Porsche 914 1.7L. Our customer brought this In for some much needed maintenance and repair. The car was having issues starting and running rough. After discussing the symptoms with our customer, we knew right away that the ignition switch and ignition coil needed to be inspected tested. We tested the ignition coil with a multi meter and it was producing over four times the resistance it should have been on the terminals and plug wire terminal. We then pulled the ignition switch and sure enough, a big crack down the side. We replaced those with new plug wires, breather and vacuum hoses. Now this Porsche fires up on the first crank every time.

Porsche 914 Broken Ignition Switch

To make an appointment for your car’s vehicle service or repair, call 425-254-0627 or email us. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA, across the street from The Boeing Store and on west side of the Paccar / Kenworth plant.