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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.

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.

 

Mounting and Balancing Tires on Flat Lip 3 Piece Wheels

Mounting and Balancing Tires on Flat Lip 3 Piece Wheels

We regularly receive jobs in the shop for mounting and balancing tires for flat lip, 3 piece wheels. This can pose a challenge as the back barrels do not have a drop for us to dismount the tire properly.

When performing this service, we have to remove the face side tire first. We always use the Motion Pro Rim Shield guards to protect the wheel lips. After that, we remove the tire from the machine. Using the bead breaker, we push the rest of the tire off into the tire well or tire drop portion of the wheel. Once this is achieved, we return the wheel and tire to the machine and remove the rest of the tire. Mounting can also be challenging, but in this video instance, there was not a problem. People with stretched tires will have more issues getting them to bead on the wheel lip beads correctly.

Even though this video is sped up, this requires more labor to remove the tire. We charge an hourly rate for all custom 3 piece wheels. If you have a standard wheel, made by your vehicle’s manufacturer, there is no need to worry. There will not be any additional charge for standard wheels.

With a purchase of tires at Meister Werks, we also offer free flat repair, free tire rotation and we will warranty your tires if there is a warranty issue with the manufacturers milage warranty. Anther service we offer is wheel alignment. On our state of the art 3d laser alignment machine, we will be able to dial in your alignment. This will eliminate unnecessary tire wear and prolong the life of your tires.

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

Powder Coating Rotiform BLQ Wheels

Powder Coating Rotiform BLQ Wheels

A few months back we powder coated Rotiform BLW wheels, Prismatic Powder’s Rootbeer Bronze with Clear Vision clear coat. Here is a quick video of the process in time laps.

To get your wheels powder coated, call or come in with a quote.  425-254-0627 or email us. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.

Black Friday to Cyber Monday Sale

Radi8 Black Friday 2017Radi8 Wheels USA Black Friday Sale for all models. Buy three wheels get one  FREE!! Please contact us for more information. Come in or call Monday to reserve yours!

These wheels are the biggest upcoming wheel on the market. Come in and see their line up in our show room. These unique designs will set your car apart. These wheels come in many different sizes and offsets for your European or Japanese vehicle.

Radi8 is a brand manufacture thrive to develop unique wheel designs and always continue to innovate new ideas. The passion of pursuing perfection and capability based on our many years of R&D experiences that lead us to make many breakthroughs on wheel design.

Just read some of the reviews they have on their facebook page,

“Radi8 is top notch! They have some of the best customer service in the world. They have the dopest wheels around. They don’t charge a fortune for they’re wheels. And they are innovators in the wheels game.” – Brett

“When I first saw their wheels I immediately fell in love. They are so different than anything else on the market. Bryan has been super responsive and had no problem answering any of my obviously noob questions. I cannot recommend this company enough. If you’re looking for a unique set of wheels this is definitely the company to go with, trust me. I just got a set of r8a10’s and the dark mist in person will blow your mind. I have never been more happy with a set of wheels than I am with these.” – Justin

Mk1 VW Scirocco Custom Wheels

Mk1 VW Scirocco Custom Wheels

Meister Werks has an special way to convert a OEM wheel into a 3 piece custom wheel. These VW Scirocco wheels have been machined to accept BBS Motorsport racing lips. We machine these wheels from a 13″ and upsize them to a 15″ using this technique. We can  bolt directly on to this pattern 15″,16″ and 17″ lips and barrels.

After we converted these 3 piece VW wheels, we powder coated them with a base coat of gold and a top coat of candy lollypop red. Masking the flanges and back side was necessary since we have to seal the back barrel with silicone. The front side uses a gasket also made by BBS. Since these are both flat lip and barrels, there is no way to mount the tires. The wheel must be assembled inside the tires. On 16″ and 17″ BBS Motorsport lips, this is not a problem since they are not flat lips. The 16″ & 17″ barrels have a drop that allows the tire mount with a regular tire machine and does not require a gasket.

Pricing to convert these VW wheels to a 3 piece wheel starts at $3000 and goes up, depending on machining times, materials and hardware.

Custom Scirocco Wheels 2

Custom Scirocco Wheels 1