Install a Hatchback Wrap and Transform Your Vehicle quickly!

A vinyl wrap is a special kind of vinyl film that’s applied to the bodywork of any kind of vehicle with the help of a heat gun. As the vinyl is heated up, it’s stretched across the bodywork of the car to change its color or general appearance. Vinyl wraps are an effective way for business owners to promote their brand or service. For personal hatchback owners, they are an affordable way to upgrade the look of a car.

Vinyl wraps come in a huge range of colors and finishes and unlike spray paint, a wrap can be installed on a car, in a matter of hours. Even if a vinyl wrap remains on a car for many years, it won’t damage the paintwork beneath, in fact, it only protects the paintwork from chips and scratches.

For anybody looking to add a bit of style, personality, or individuality to their hatchback, contact the team at Tinting Chicago at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 and make your installation appointment!

7 Benefits of vinyl wrapping your hatchback

  1. Protects from scratches and chipping
  2. Promotes a business
  3. Elevates the look of an old car
  4. Lasts for 5-7 years
  5. Doesn’t damage the paintwork
  6. Personalizes your car
  7. Easily removed

Cost of installing wrapping a hatchback

As a guide, it will cost between $2,500 and $5,000 to partially or fully wrap an average-sized hatchback. The exact cost of the wrap depends on the following factors:

  • Size of the hatchback
  • Full or partial wrap
  • Brand of vinyl used
  • Complexity of design

What’s the best brand for wrapping a hatchback?

With many different wrap brands on the market today, it can be difficult to know which one is best for your vehicle. At Tinting Chicago, we only install Avery Dennison™ and 3M™ wraps, two of the highest quality, most respected brands around. Speak to us for advice regarding which brand suits your vehicle best.

Different finishes on a hatchback wrap

There are so many different finishes to choose from when designing a vinyl wrap for your car.  Be aware that it’s not just the color or design of a vehicle wrap that will differentiate your car, it’s also the finish of the vinyl used:

Should I partially or fully wrap my hatchback?

Vinyl wraps that cover all of the external bodywork of a car, and sometimes even the bumpers, are called full wraps.  Partial wraps just cover the most prominent, flat surfaces of a vehicle, such as the hood, doors, trunk, and back windscreen.

A full hatchback wrap is significantly more expensive than a partial hatchback wrap because it requires more vinyl material. If you are on a tight budget and are looking for the biggest bang for your buck, then a partial wrap is a great option. A well-designed partial wrap can still make a huge impact.

How to look after a vinyl wrapped hatchback

A hatchback car wrap requires no particular maintenance, but there are a few guidelines to be adhered to if you want your wrap to remain in the best shape possible:

  • Hand wash only (no automated car washes)
  • Remove dirt, oil, grease as quickly as possible
  • Never wax vinyl wrap
  • Park it in the shade whenever possible

Copy to include on a wrapped hatchback

As hatchback cars are nearly always on the move, it’s important to keep the wording on a wrap to an absolute minimum. Remember that passers-by only have a few seconds to absorb the message you are delivering. Here are the most crucial pieces of information you may want to include on your wrapped car:

  • Company name
  • Logo
  • Web address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Social media handles
  • Taglines

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the vinyl film on my hatchback fade in the sun?

No, the wrap on your hatchback won’t fade in the sun as the vinyl material is designed to repel the UV rays of the sun. Even if you keep a high-quality vinyl wrap on a car for more than 5 years with daily exposure to the sun, the colors in the design won't fade in the sun.

Will a vinyl wrap decrease the value of my hatchback?

No, a vinyl wrap will not decrease the value of your hatchback. All vinyl wraps are designed to be removed without causing any damage to the paintwork. When it comes time to sell your car and remove the vinyl wrap, you will most likely discover that the paintwork is in pristine condition, having been protected for years by a layer of vinyl.

When do you know it’s time to replace the vinyl wrap on your hatchback?

After 5 to 7 years hatchback wraps can start to fade, crack and peel away at the edges. Until you see signs of this kind of wear and tear on your wrapping, you don't need to replace your vinyl wrap.


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