Fuchs Wheel Restoration
Fuchs Wheel Restoration Service
Porsche Fuchs Wheel Factory Original Quality
Factory Original Clear Anodizing & Paint
RSR Finish Textured Anodizing & Paint
Also Offering Polish & Paint
Repairs include bends and welding of gouges & cracks using "melts from original Fuchs Wheels
Fast Turn Around (6 weeks)
Please don't confuse fast turn around with poor quality
The wheel never leaves our plant hence the fast turnaround time
Very High Quality Anodizing Process
Wheels Straightened On very expensive CNC Machines
Paint is all hand done with paint mixed to match NOS Fuchs wheels from "back in the day". Every one has an opinion of the finish of the black paint. We match NOS wheels very carefully.
STEPS TO SUBMIT WHEELS
(THIS IS EASY)
1. Box wheels (see instructions below)
2. Print off and enclose Order Form in each box
3. Ship Fed ex Ground or UPS cheapest way
4. In 6 weeks or less upon completion I'll send you an email with invoice. You can pay with PayPal or send me a check
Ed McNamee has been racing and wrenching on Ferraris and Porsche for more than 30 years.
*We provide service in Southern California
*No need to wait 1-2 years (or longer) to get your wheels back.
*No more thin anodizing
*We are the only restoration service that keeps the wheel IN HOUSE from start to finish resulting in higher quality product and much faster service
*Your Finished Wheels In 6 weeks or sooner
*We answer and return phone calls and emails
*Very High Quality w/ State of the Art equipment
$295 per wheel The least expensive solution available for quality work.
*Email us for special sizes or damaged wheels or see the PRICING tab on this site
*Demand for the RSR finish seemed to never let up so we are once again offering this service. . The cost for RSR finish is $325 depending on size or about $30 more per wheel.
*All our prices include fixing average curb rash damage at no extra charge
*Caps are $25 per cap ("Sealed Clip" refinish)**
See information below on cap damage.
*We can fix bent wheels and/or badly damaged wheels if we can provide a safe finished wheel ...see the 930 Turbo wheel before and after shots in the photo section
Yes, we can remove chrome from your wheels and then take them back to factory finish.
*Deep gouges, bent/damaged wheels may be slightly higher in price. If the wheel needs welding we use melts from real Fuchs wheels not plain welding rods.
*Valve stems can be installed at small charge (deep wheel valve stems can be hard to find in some areas. Standard stems are easily found in your area, you needn't buy them from us.
*Restoration of Fuchs wheels include the refinishing of the outer surface and cleaning of the barrel. Since many owners do not want the back of the wheels done to preserve ink stamps and thin numbers we will leave them as we receive them unless you opt for cleaning or detailing. (See Order Form)
If you wish to service the backs and barrels please check the box. There is an $75 charge per wheel for this service. We have stopped doing this on all wheels since some wheels have ink stamps still visible. Some owners with older wheels want to keep ink stamps intact. Backs are bead-blasted and painted. Part numbers will not be harmed.
Our refinishing quality, response time, and customer service will not disappoint you.
We can do polishing, factory anodizing and special sizes.
If your wheels have curb rashes, discoloration, dents or scratches we can take them back to factory finish as long as they do not have poorly done welding or repair in the past. We have refinished many 1000's of wheels, so we have the knowledge and experience to get your wheels looking like new again using factory excellence as our guide and the latest state of the art equipment. Our wheels are on RSR cars, Concours show cars, Race Cars, and daily drivers around the world.
You can ship to or drop off your wheel(s) at the below address. CLICK ON THE "ORDER FORM" on this website and send one in each box. This allows us to track your wheels in house and gives you a chance to write down exactly what you want. Feel free to include any photos of what you want to achieve if not a factory finish.
Air Cooled Garage
16011 Hope Ave.
Silverado Canyon CA 92676
If you wish to drop your wheels off please call Ed to let him know when you plan to arrive to make sure he is not away from the shop on your arrival.
Boxes are usually obtainable from Home Depot, Lowes or U-Haul stores. Their 20x20x10 box provides the necessary size with room for 1 wheel and packing material on 4 sides. We recommend putting in a maximum of 2 wheels per box and shipping two or three boxes vs putting 4 wheels into one box. If two wheels are going in a box then buy the 20x20x20 box. When packing place a sleeve of scrap cardboard (a 2nd layer) between the wheel rim and the box. This way you will have a double wall box that the rim can't nibble through.
Contact us with any questions or send photos with special requests or damage to receive a quote. We can fix wheels with bad bends and gouges as long as we can turn a wheel back to you that is safe on the highway. We keep donor wheels from which we can take "melts" to repair wheels with original factory materials. If the wheel has a very bad crack or gouge and we have to do a "melt" the clear anodizing over that spot may be a shade off the remainder of the wheel. This is usually not very noticeable once wheels are mounted. If you feel this is unacceptable you may consider the "frosted" (slightly textured) RSR finish.
• Stamps and markings (dates, part numbers, Fuchs Foxes etc will be preserved throughout the process. Unless you want the backs serviced. In that case we cannot be responsible for ink stamps. Other stamps will not be damaged.
• Minor imperfections such as small dents, curb rashes and scratches will be fixed during the refurbishing process at no up-charge.
• Wheels will be returned via UPS Ground, FedEx Ground or USPS Priority depending on your location. Wheel delivery shipments will always be insured throughout transportation with signature required for delivery.
We can install Valve Stems for $4 each and $6 for Deep Heart Sixes or other deep wheels. The deep wheel stems can be hard to find in some areas. Flats take normal stems that are available in your area. We can also do steel stems for $8 each.
** "Sealed Clip" cap refinishing means the spring clips on the back are sealed off from the processes. If this is not done the prongs will loosen up after refinishing. Caps are very thin and any bad gouges, scuffs or paint may still be present after anodizing. WE CANNOT POLISH DOWN CAPS TO REMOVE DAMAGE AS WE CAN ON DAMAGED WHEELS. If the cap is damaged we recommend replacing it. We are not equipped to redo the painted emblem on caps. We sell real caps (early 3 prong that may have minor flaws as they are about 50 years old) anodized for $250 the set of 4 or $62.50 each. And ring caps for the newer wheels. After market caps are available at Stoddards.
Air Cooled Garage
16011 Hope Ave
Silverado Canyon, CA 92676
IF SHIPPING WHEELS PLEASE PRINT THE ORDER FORM, ENTER YOUR INFO AND ENCLOSE WITH YOUR WHEELS (see "Order Form" tab at top of page.)
Wheels only no tires
By Appointment We are usually here during business hours for drop off, but please call first.