Car Wrap Brands: Only the best Avery Dennison and 3M | Tinting Chicago

Vinyl wraps are applied to the bodywork of vehicles to promote a business or to transform their look. There are many different brands of vinyl wrap on the market today, all of which vary in price and quality. Before installing a film on your vehicle, it’s extremely important to know which brand of vinyl material is being used, as this will dictate its durability and longevity.

At Tinting Chicago, we’ve been vehicle wrap for more than a decade so we know a thing or two about different brands. Today, we only install two brands of vinyl on vehicles: Avery Dennison and 3M because we believe they offer our customer’s the best value for money.

Interested in speaking to our expert installers about the pros and cons of different vinyl wraps, call us at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.

Best Brands of Car Wraps

After more than 13 years in the car wrapping game, at Tinting Chicago we choose to only install Avery Dennison and 3M vinyl wraps. Both are top brand names that last for at least 5 years and are easy for professional installers to apply.

Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison is one of the most popular brands of wrap on the market because of its extreme durability, application speed, and huge choice of colors and finishes. Did you know that Avery Dennison has a unique range of pastel tones in unusual shades, such as light pistachio and sea-breeze blue?  Speak to us today about their extensive range of color options.


3M has been wrapping cars in vinyl longer than almost any other brands and now offers vinyl in 100+ different shades, colors, and textures.  With their innovative designs and trustworthy adhesive technology, they’re known for being durable and trustworthy.  You really can’t go wrong with 3M vinyl wraps!

Which vinyl wrap brand to choose?

At Tinting Chicago, our professional installers recommend the best brand of vinyl to use for your vehicle graphics, based on the following factors. Rest assured whichever brand is chosen, will be long-lasting and of high quality:

  • Purpose of wrap
  • Length of time required
  • Desired design
  • Vehicle condition

Vinyl Wrap brands to avoid

Not all vehicle wraps are created equal, so if you’re going to the expense and effort of installing a vinyl wrap on your vehicle, make sure it’s a quality wrap that will last for years to come.

There are many replica vinyl wrap brands on the market of lesser quality and standard than Avery Dennison and 3M.  It may be tempting to opt for these brands as they are usually cheaper than the real deal.  However, be warned that you’re far more likely to encounter issues of color fading, bubbling, and peeling with rip-off brands. Stick to quality products and your vinyl wrap will last for a minimum of 5 years.

Different types of vinyl mater finishes

  • Gloss finish
  • Matte finish
  • Satin finish
  • Metallic finish
  • Chrome finish
  • Carbon fiber finish

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the removal of a car wrap damage my paint job?

No, when a car wrap is removed gently and carefully, using a heat gun, it doesn't damage the paintwork at all. It will likely have protected the bodywork by acting as a second skin, preventing light scratches and swirl marks.

Do all car wrap brands come with a manufacturer's warranty?

Quality car wrap brands, such as Avery Dennison and 3M come with a 2-year manufacturer's warranty but this is not always the case with replica brands. For peace of mind and longevity, be sure to select a reputable vinyl wrap brand that offers a reasonable warranty period.

Does the 3M brand make gloss vinyl wraps?

Yes, the 3M brand makes one of the largest ranges of car wrap finishes, including gloss wraps. With a 3M car wrap, it's possible to change your original paint finish from gloss to matte or from matte to gloss.


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