VW Scirocco Brake Upgrade

VW Scirocco Brake Upgrade

Last week we upgraded a 1980 Mk1 Scirocco 9.4″ non-vented to 10.1″ vented brakes from a 1988 Mk2 Scirocco 16v. We also upgraded the brake lines to braided stainless steel and ran a new brake hard line to the master cylinder that was seized while doing the upgrade.

 

Porsche 911 / 997 Twin Turbo Service & Inspection

Our customer, Vince, brought his newly acquired Porsche 911 / 997 Twin Turbo in for a service and inspection. Our inspection verified the vehicle is in good condition and does not require additional maintenance at this time which provided peace of mind and confidence in his purchase. Looking good!

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.

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.

Fuel Injector Cleaning & Testing

Fuel Injector Cleaning & Testing

Meister Werks now offers fuel injector cleaning and testing with our new Launch CNC-602a injector tester. This machine can test any range of RPM, leak test, spray pattern and many more. It can also do ultrasonic cleaning and back flush the injector to get 100% of all contaminants out of the injector.

How it works:

We install the injectors into the machine and do an auto test. This tests spray pattern, idle speed spray at 650 RPM, 4500 rpm and 6000 RPM. Furthermore, this test alone, we can determine wether or not the injector is good. If those test pass, we do a leak test which pressurizes the injector while it is closed. You can visually see if the injector is leaking.

If any of the tests fail, we will ultrasonically clean and back flush the injectors. After cleaning we will re test, after which, a full detailed report is presented to the end user prior to the test and cleaning is completion.

On this customers job, the intake runner flaps is faulty. This is the cause of the excessive carbon build up. The faulty runner flap failure is directly related to the bad injectors being driven on for 30,000+ miles w/o repair. Also excess carbon build up issues on Cylinder No.4, No.5 & No.6 was caused directly from faulty injectors. If problem is addressed sooner (at 19,000 miles), these issues would be present today. Current milage is 64,902 miles.

In the time lapse video below, you can see one of the auto tests we preform.

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

 

Headlight Refurbishing Mercedes E320 CDI W211

Headlight Refurbishing • Mercedes E320 CDI – W211

Last week we performed a headlight refurbishing on this Mercedes E320 CDI W211. The headlights were in very poor shape, heavily oxidized, yellowed and the light distribution was almost not existent. We are able to bring our customer’s headlights back to almost brand new using our proprietary methods. This will make them look like brand new and will not fade or oxidize for another 20-30 years.

The reason headlights fade is the plastic or acrylic breaks down over time. The hardeners in the plastic will evaporate with heat and UV. This happens in hotter and sunnier climates faster than it does up here in the Seattle area. Road debris will also cause the headlights to become pitted and foggy. The only way to repair this is to replace the headlight housing itself. We can so replace the lens (if possible) or do a headlight refurbishing to the vehicle. Unfortunately this Mercedes E320 does not have the capability of replacing the lenses and housings were just too expensive for our customer.

To replace these headlight is a in depth job. The labor time to remove the bumpers and replace the lights is over double than just refinishing both headlight lenses. During this process we mask the entire front of the vehicle and cover the back half, insuring that there is no over spray on the vehicle.

Next we prep the lenses to ensure a good and permanent adhesion. We remove as many low spots on the lens that we can and any impurities prior to the headlight refurbishing.

Lastly, we spray the headlights with a two part liquid acrylic that bonds directly to the acrylic headlight lenses down to molecular structure. Having the same material on the lens allows the molecular structure to bond better than any other protective coating or buffing kit on the market. This means that it will never come off, fade or discolor for another 20-30 years. It’s also UV fast, so it will take a long time for UV to break down the lens.

Update 6.25.19:

The headlight refurbishing service we provide is meant to restore the lens output quality back to 99%. It is impossible to make them 100% perfect as we can not remove the lenses and remove blemishes that are behind the lens. We also may not be able to remove all pits in the lens as sanding them down too much can cause the light output to distort. If you want 100% [perfect lenses, we suggest purchasing new headlight housings, in which Meister Werks also sells and provides as a installation service.

To make an appointment for your headlight refurbishing contact us at 425-254-0627 or email us. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA in the Seattle, WA area.

New Powder Coating Oven – Up and Running!

New Powder Coating Oven – Up and Running!

New Powder Coating Oven – Up and Running – write up text here about this ‘n’ stuff. 8ft long x 6ft wide x 6ft tall. Our new oven is 8ft x 6ft x 6ft and has 600,000 BTU. This means it can get up to temp from ambient temperature to 400º in around 10 to 12 minutes.

We are also able to do small powder coating production runs for companies that do manufacturing or fabricating. This red prototype is a production run we may start doing here in the new future. It’s a motorcycle lift for your trailer hitch. Other production parts we coat are performance drift car parts, Lotus seat brackets to fix in a Mazda Miata / MX-5 and custom / OEM motorcycle parts from your local Harley Davidson dealership.

Some of the other things we powder coat are wheels. In fact we do a lot of wheels. Local Renton dealerships bring us there brand new cars to customize them before the customers takes ownership of them. We also can repair wheels and refurbish or restore wheels with our wheel lathe. Lastly we can also do fill,  re-drill and press in inserts for wheels to make different bolt pattern. We can also bore out center bores to fit your hubs.

Other items we can coat are valve covers, brake calipers, springs, sway bars, tie bars, air ride air tanks, hard lines for air suspensions or brakes, subframes and more!

Need a quote? Come by with your wheels and we would be happy to see your next project or production run.  Call us today at 425-254-0627 or email us.

Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.

 

Powder Coating at Meister Werks

Powder Coating at Meister Werks

MEISTER WERKS IN HOUSE POWDER COATING: Our powder coating department is back up and running with new equipment, and just look at the beautiful work that is being produced! At Meister Werks we can powder coat your wheels, brake calipers, springs, sway bars, roll cages, sub frames, air ride tanks, bicycle frames, and more. Just about any metal item can be powder coated in any color.

Pictured here are a set of BMW M3 wheels powder coated with Prismatic Powder’s Clear Vision Clear Coat over Steel Gray Pearl Metallic. Also, a BBS wheel face powder coated with Prismatic’s Clear Vision Clear Coat over Spanish Gold.

To get an estimate on your project, call us at 425-254-0627 or stop by 618 Park Ave N Renton, WA to see a selection of colors and samples.

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

Mercedes CLS63 AMG S W218 – Wheel Alignment

Mercedes CLS63 AMG S W218 – Wheel Alignment

Yesterday a Mercedes CLS63 AMG S W218 was in for an alignment on our Hawkeye Elite Hunter Alignment Rack.

This state of the art 3D Laser Alignment Rack with Ride Height Sensors uses four precision cameras to measure the position and orientation of targets mounted to each wheel using adaptors. These adapters were designed with the car lover in mind feature spring-loaded arms that grip the tire, eliminating metal-to-metal contact and wheel damage. So, you can get the peace of mind of a precision alignment without worrying about scratches on your wheels.

As we do with all vehicles in the shop, we performed a courtesy 30 point inspection and interior vacuum. We always want to ensure everything is in tip-top shape and the customer will be safe on the road.

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

Porsche Cayman – Porsche Club of America Event Prep – Factory Recommended Service

Today at Meister Werks we have a 2014 Porsche Cayman S in for factory recommended maintenance in preparation for an upcoming Porsche Club of America track day event. The factory recommended 40,000 mile service for this Porsche Cayman includes replacing maintenance items such as the air filter, cabin air filter, spark plugs, and an oil change. For a little added performance, this Porsche Cayman is also getting a brake fluid flush with a high boiling point performance brake fluid.

 

 

This performance brake fluid has a higher boiling point, which will prevent brake fade and allows for better braking at a high speeds. This brake fluid has a dry boiling point of 280ºC / 536ºF, which is higher than the standard DOT 4 SL brake fluid, this allows for better performance at higher temperatures.

Performing maintenance items at the Porsche factory recommended intervals is crucial to keep your vehicle operating at peak performance and to prevent other components from failing. Neglecting factory recommended maintenance results in the hardest working components not operating at their best, which forces other components to work even harder. This can lead to catastrophic failure of major components which can be very costly to repair. At Meister Werks our mission is to keep your car  in top operating condition while preventing catastrophic failure and saving you money.

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