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Get Chrome Vinyl Wrap in Chicago: Top Quality, Super-Shiny Films!

Get Chrome Vinyl Wrap in Chicago: Top Quality, Super-Shiny Films!

Chrome vinyl wrap is a high-quality wrap with a mirror finish that provides a luxurious, reflective appearance to any vehicle while helping to protect its bodywork. Available in many different colors, chrome vinyl wrap is attention-grabbing and appeals to anybody looking to make their car stand out from the crowd! Call Tinting Chicago today at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 to book your installation appointment!

Get Chrome Vinyl Wrap in Chicago: Top Quality, Super-Shiny Films!

What is a chrome vinyl wrap?

Like other types of vehicle wraps, chrome film is a thick, durable vinyl film that is stretched over the bodywork to give it a mirror-like finish. Chrome vinyl wrap is best installed by professionals as it’s particularly delicate and vulnerable to cracking, or tearing, when not installed correctly.

7 benefits of chrome vinyl films

  1. Creates a mirror-like finish
  2. Gives a luxurious appearance
  3. Quick to install
  4. Protects your paintwork
  5. Draws attention
  6. Highly durable
  7. Easy to maintain

What are the best brands of chrome vinyl wraps?

Tinting Chicago installs two chrome vinyl wrap brands, 3M ™ and Avery Dennison™. Both are durable, high-quality vinyl wrap options. Let our expert installers advise you on the best brand of wrap for your vehicle.

How we do it at Tinting Chicago: 11 steps to install chrome vinyl wraps

  1. Washing the vehicle thoroughly to ensure a clean surface
  2. Wiping the bodywork using an alcohol cleaning spray and a microfiber cloth
  3. Applying tack reducer using a clean microfiber cloth to all extra time for handling and repositioning
  4. Cutting the chrome vinyl so that it is 4 to 6 inches bigger than the panel you are covering
  5. Removing the protective film on the front of the wrap being careful not to leave fingerprints
  6. Slowly and gently peeling off the backing paper
  7. Heating the chrome evenly with a heat gun until it softens
  8. Squeegeeing the air out using some form of lubrication
  9. Trimming any excess vinyl leaving 3mm of edging
  10. Rolling excess film around the edges
  11. Making sure the chrome wrap is absolutely perfectly installed!

Cost of installing chrome vinyl wraps

Expect to pay $6,000 upwards to fully chrome wrap an average-sized sedan vehicle. Chrome wrap is one of the most expensive vinyl materials on the market, as well as one of the most labor-intensive wraps to install. The high cost of chrome vinyl wrap results in many customers just accent-wrapping a few parts of the car, such as grilles, bumpers, radiators, hoods, roofs, and trunks.

Mistakes professionals avoid when installing chrome wrap

Even for professionals, chrome films are challenging to install because they’re delicate and damage easily. In order to achieve a perfect glass-like, metallic finish, great care must be taken not to scratch or overly stretch the chrome. Professionals follow these steps to ensure the perfect chrome vinyl finish:

  • Peeling away the protective layer covering the vinyl before installing 
  • Handling the film as little as possible to avoid fingerprint marks
  • Never creasing the film as it causes permanent marks
  • Adding lubrication before squeegeeing to avoid scratches
  • Not heating the film to more than 80 degrees Fahrenheit during installation

5 reasons to remove your chrome vinyl wrap

  1. If it starts to peel
  2. If it is damaged or faded
  3. You want to replace it with a new look wrap
  4. Company branding or messaging needs updating
  5. To sell your vehicle

Professional tools for chrome wrap film removal

  • A plastic scraper that won’t damage the paintwork
  • Heat gun
  • Adhesive remover
  • Spray bottle
  • Cleaning cloth

Should you remove a chrome vinyl wrap yourself?

High-quality chrome vinyl wraps, produced by brands such as 3M™ and Avery Dennison™ are designed to be easily removed from vehicles, with the application heat. It is still however a labor-intensive process that requires a fair amount of time and patience. Low-quality chrome vinyl wraps can chip off in small flakes making the process even harder. Therefore, we highly recommend to trusting this work to professionals.

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How long does mirror chrome vinyl wrap last?

The lifespan of mirror chrome wrap depends on the brand of vinyl installed on your vehicle. You can expect a high-quality brand, such as 3M™ to last anywhere between 5 and 7 years, before it starts showing signs of wear and tear and damage. The official film quality guarantee, provided by the brand, is 2 years. Plus 2 years more for the quality of the installation by Tinting Chicago.

Will chrome wrap film damage my paint job?

Chrome film won’t damage the paintwork on your car if it is installed and removed correctly. Scratches to paintwork are the most common damage caused by chrome vinyl wraps and they only occur if the incorrect tools are used during the application or removal process. Squeegees and scrapers must be rigid, but not so rigid they cause damage to the paintwork of the vehicle.

Is chrome vinyl wrap harder to apply than other types of vinyl?

Chrome vinyl wrap is perhaps the most challenging vinyl wrap type to install on any vehicle and therefore should not be attempted by complete novices. This kind of super-shiny mirrored finish is delicate to handle and unforgiving in its application. Creasing, visible fingerprints, and over-stretching are common outcomes when amateurs install chrome vinyl wrap.

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