Paint your Car Wheels with a Home Service

Post by Mark

Three years ago I posted about how I plastidipped parts of my FJ Cruiser. Plastidip is non-permanent paint which you can just peel off to revert back to the original color. I had plastidipped various parts of my car and the paint had survived pretty well except on my wheels where it started to peel off (pictured below) and look gross. I needed to get my wheels permanently painted but that meant I had to find a paint shop and then keep the car with them for a few days which I didn’t have time for.

Then, last week, I found out a friend of mine started a new business called Dr Dent. He sent me the profile over instagram and I half-jokingly told him what I was interested in was a service where they could come take my FJ wheels, get them painted and then drop them back off to me. My friend told me that was a service they actually offered and it would be done at my place without having to take the wheels away. After a bit of back and forth of me trying to confirm I had understood him correctly, I called them up and booked an appointment.

Dr Dent offer a number of services that include dent, windshield and wheel repair, as well as wheel painting. They came over in their large van which has a built-in paint shop and started work right away. They first took off the wheels from my car, prepped them by removing the old plastidip, and then cleaned them up before taking the wheels one at a time into their paint booth to get painted. I had requested ahead of time to get the wheels painted in the Toyota TRD bronze color, so they got the paint code and mixed the paint for me before coming over.

It was incredibly convenient, I just gave the guys my car keys, got into my Lotus and headed to Avenues to do some shopping while they worked on my car.

The cost of this service varies from car to car depending on the size of the wheel and if there is any damage (like deep scratches from swiping a curb) that need to be fixed but the maximum it would cost to repair or/and paint a wheel is KD50. So if you’re looking for a convenient way to get your wheels painted or repaired, you can check Dr Dent out on instagram @drdentkw

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26 comments, add your own...

  1. Yoyo says:

    First world problems in the third world.

  2. Neo says:

    Neat Service…

    Typo…Survived pretty well…

  3. Sulaiman-COGNAC says:

    Why did you pay for that if you interested in buying a jeep? unless he gave you a free service

  4. Kuwait says:

    “plastidipped my parts of my FJ Cruiser”

    Please make up your mind. Did you plastidip your parts or your FJ Cruiser’s?


  5. Zaitsev says:

    Is that a maximum KD 50 per wheel or all four?

  6. Hisham says:

    I have a lot of deep scratches from the curbs, can they fix that?

  7. Sulaiman-COGNAC says:

    I have a sports car with scratches on the rim (Outside of the rim). I have a phobia of rim balancing cause a rim is worth a kidney, do you know if they can have the balance done perfectly?

    • Mark says:

      Wheel balancing shouldn’t cause any scratches around the outside since the machine doesn’t touch the outside, just the center of the wheel. I don’t think they do balancing, but they can clean up the scratches for you.

    • Kuwait says:

      Why did you get a sports car if you don’t know how to drive it around a curb

      • Sulaiman-COGNAC says:

        Why is the parking at M&S building in Salmiya designed by a baboon who thinks everyone should use cars no wider than 4cm? (Btw questions have a question mark at the end) I got a sports car because I wanted one, would you like to to explain to me every KD you’ve ever spent? Didn’t think so.

  8. jj says:

    How’s the quality of the paint and work in general?

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