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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.

 

Need to contact us for a repair after hours?

Meister Werks Repair, 24-7

At Meister Werks, we are always available for our customers if you have an urgent repair. To message us after hours you can go to our google page on your mobile devise, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also email us and we will reply as soon as possible.

If you are towing in your vehicle, you can use google messagingemail or contact us via our contact page. No need to get an approval. Just tow or bring in your vehicle and drop it off in front of our shop. We would be happy to look at your car the next business day and get you back on the road.

To contact us during business hours just call on our main line, 425.254.0627 or email us. If we don’t pick up, please just leave a message and we’ll get back to you promptly.

To make an appointment, call 425-254-0627 or email us. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.

About Us

The owner and of our company, Dave Meister, has always been a car enthusiast. Since age 16, he has had a passion for modifying and working on European cars.  What is now Meister Werks began in 1997, with Dave manufacturing and selling custom gauge faces to fellow car enthusiast and friends with VW, Audi, and Porsche vehicles.

As our business has grown over the years, our products and services have expanded as well to keep up with customer demand. Now a full service shop, we will take the time to explain your vehicles’ needs to ensure you have a confident and positive experience. To provide you with the best experience possible, we only hire staff with the widest knowledge and best work ethic. Our passion for excellence has resulted in satisfied customers. Customer service is our number one goal—if you’re not happy, we’re not happy. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, make us your go-to shop for European automotive service and repairs.

Powder Coating S550 Mercedes-Benz Wheels

Powder Coating S550 Mercedes-Benz Wheel Project

Last week, we completed a customer’s Mercedes Benz wheel project. We powder coated the wheels super durable red, coated the calipers, installed new brake pads and rot

ors and made new decals for the wheels and calipers.

The process for the S550 Mercedes Benz wheel project started with freshly chemically stripped wheels, cleaned and prepped. two coats were applied (not in video) to hide thin spots and to ensure a uniform finish. This powder has a 90% gloss and looks wet all the time. It’s very easy to clean due to the glossy nature of the powder. Soap and water clean the brake dust off with ease. We also coated the calipers black, installed AMG decals on the calipers and logos, Mercedes logos on the caps and finished it off by replacing the brake pads and rotors. with Akebono zero dust pads and Zimmerman rotors.

To get your car customized, call 425-254-0627 or email us. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.

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A Quality Oil Filter is Important

A Quality Oil Filter is Important

At Meister Werks, we only use the highest quality oil filter on your vehicle. In this demonstration you can see the difference between high quality and low quality oil filters.

Both filters were removed from the same car, using the same oil. However the interval was drastically different. The one on the top left is a quality oil filter manufactured by Mann, a German company. The other filter pictured has clearly collapsed, which makes it much less effective at filtering oil. These lower quality oil filters can also start disintegrating and get in your oil system, which creating larger problems down the road. The bottom right filter was only used for 1,000 miles, while the other one was used for over 5,000 miles.

Despite what the dealer or manufacturer recommends, we suggest changing your oil and filter at 5,000 miles on all your vehicles. Some manufacturers recommend changing the oil and filter every 10,000 miles, this is a national average and does not take into account our local climate, the driver’s driving style, or the manner in which the vehicle is used. For example, a vehicle that is used mostly for short trips in stop and go traffic means you may need your oil changed more frequently, such as 3,000 miles. Some people who do a lot of long distance freeway driving might be able to go longer than 5,000 miles. Our standard recommendation is 5,000.

At Meister Werks, we help you keep track of your vehicle’s oil service intervals and make sure your vehicle is in tip top shape with our courtesy 30 point inspection. We also use the highest quality oil and filters on the market for your European or import vehicle. Sometimes a quick change oil service company seems convenient, however they might not use quality parts or proper oil which can result in damage or breakdowns and they may not perform inspections which could uncover additional maintenance and repairs your vehicle needs.

Contact us today and get your oil and filter service appointment. To make an appointment, call 425-254-0627 or email us. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.

Open Saturdays

Meister Werks Open Saturdays

Our shop, open Saturdays

Did you know that Meister Werks is open Saturdays?

We know your work schedule may make it difficult to get your vehicle in to get serviced during standard business hours. This is why we are open until 6pm on weekdays, and on Saturdays from 10am – 3pm! We also have a key drop box to make it convenient to drop of your vehicle any time, before or after work.

Need a loaner? We have you covered, no extra charge! When scheduling your appointment, just mention that you would like to reserve courtesy our loaner car.

To make an appointment, call 425-254-0627 or email us. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.

BMW & Mercedes Benz Repair

BMW & Mercedes Benz Repair

Merc Bmw VWA few weeks back we had a Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG and a BMW 640i in for some repair.

The E55 AMG had a bad exhaust manifold and both catalytic converters. The customer had taken it to the dealer and they quoted them an exorbitant amount of money to fix this simple problem. We were able to find a after market equivalent for over half the price.

The BWW had a bad alternator and battery which we diagnosed and fixed by the end of the day. The battery had been draining for a while. When this happens it will cause the alternator to run double duty. Furthermore, this will also wear out the electronics in the unit.

The Scirocco is the owner’s personal project car that is in the process of receiving a new Audi engine. So stay tuned on more posts about that car.

If you need any repair, a new catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, battery or alternator changed out, we can do it. Feel free to call for a free quote or to schedule an appointment at 425-254-0627 or email us.

Meister Werks European and Import is located 618 Park Ave N, Renton, WA 98057, next to Boeing, one block south from The Renton Landing.

H&R 2010-2017 Lowering Springs MercedesBenz E-Class

H&R Lowering Springs

H&R Lowering Springs – 52726. Lowers car 1″. Install and alignment extra – Call for pricing

H and R W207 2Fits the Following Vehicles:

  • W207 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Convertible 2010, 2011, 2012 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • 2010-2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic V6.3498cc
  • 2010-2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Base V6.3498cc
  • 2011-2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 Bluetec V6.2987cc
  • 2012-2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 4Matic V8.4663cc
  • 2010-2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 4Matic V8.5461cc
  • 2012-2017 Mercedes-Benz E550 Base V8.4663cc
  • 2010-2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 Base V8.5461cc
H and R W207 4 H and R W207 3 H and R W207 1

About H&R

Every spring produced by H&R comes from the ISO 9001 certified engineering and manufacturing facility in Germany. All  springs are produced from a special 54SiCr6 spring steel, which has strength rated at 290,000 psi resulting in unrivaled tensile strength and resiliency.

These Sport Springs offer the handling characteristics and aggressive appearance that you’ve been looking for, without the harsh ride characteristics of less-advanced spring systems. These Sport Springs feature more control and are engineered for the street, making them comfortable and fun to drive. Sport Springs are crafted from a special 54SiCr6 spring steel to ensure quality and performance.

Features:

  • Lowers 1.5-2.0 inches on average
  • Superb ride quality

Mercedes Benz SL500 Custom Work

Mercedes Benz SL500 Custom Work

Meister Werks European & Import in Renton, WA, one block south of The Renton Landing did some custom work last week. We worked on this Mercedes Benz SL500. The customer was leaving on a road trip and wanted to get a few things done before the trip.

We installed the customer’s new wheels and tires and lowering arms on the leveling sensors. This allows the car’s factory air suspension to measure the height lower and will set the car at a lower stance. After installing the leveling arms, we did a four-wheel alignment, which make the alignment centered to avoid any excessive wear that occurs after lowering the Mercedes.

We also installed an Ex-Lip Pro kit on the front bumper and side skirts. Quick detail and some tire shine helped the Mercedes Benz look brand new.

When we finished we performed at courtesy thirty-point inspection on the car. We found a few minor things the customer should be aware of. The more critical item was the brake fluid had a moisture content of +4%. The moisture content can never be above 2%, 0% is the best. We informed the customer that he really needed a flush the brake fluid to prevent any damage to the brake master cylinder or brake calipers. Moisture can break down the system, causing corrosion and make the brakes feel spongy.

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Mercedes Benz Factory Air Suspension

Mercedes Benz Factory Air Suspension

This week we performed a simple test on this Mercedes Benz GL450 air suspension. After looking the factory air bag suspension had failed. Arnott is the company we use for these bags. They are a fraction of the price and the same quality as the Mercedes Benz suspension.

Mercedes Factory Air Bag Suspension

 


 

About Factory Air Suspension

Factory or original equipment manufactured (OEM) air suspension is a system that auto manufactures use to replace a regular coil spring. The systems have been around for a long time, and contrary to popular belief are very efficient. This can increase the suspension’s firmness and rideability for sportier driving, or softer for a more comfortable ride.

In these systems the vehicle is equipped with a small air pump and valves. When the car needs to go up, the air pump pumps air into the system via air lines and the pressure raises the car. When the car needs to go down, a pressure relief valve opens and lets the air pressure out thus lowering the vehicle.

Failure and Repair

Next we will talk about damage and failure. Over time, these bags will wear out. It’s typically not the rubber, but the internals that limit the travel of the suspension. These are called bump stops. This is a rubber bushing that will bottom out on rubber and not on the bag or the mounting components.There is the potential, although very unlikely, that the bag could get torn. Another way they can fail is the air bag can start leaking. The air bags are crimped with a metal band and these bands could fail over time and allow air to escape.

The leveling sensors are another thing that can fail. Each wheel has a sensor that tells the vehicle’s computer how low or high the car is sitting. Sometimes these fail, typically there will be a warning light on the dash that says something is wrong.

Other things that can fail are the air line, connectors, pumps and fittings. These components can be tested by a authorized shop such as Meister Werks European and Import. We are located 1 block south of The Renton Landing, across the street from Boeing in Renton, WA. Call 425.254.0627 or E-mail today for a quote today!