A hood wrap is a thin film added to the vehicle that has two purposes: visual appeal and protection. Adding such a film on the hood is a great way to refresh the look of your car without having to wrap it fully or repaint it.

Car wraps are a great way to change the appearance of your car while also protecting it against wear and tear. They protect the paint and can be removed at any time with no damage to it, and they also allow for a multitude of colors and designs, especially on the hood. Keep on reading to learn more and get your hood wrap installed by a professional.

Why would you need a hood wrap?

In this case, there are two scenarios: you either decide to wrap the entire hood or just a small part of it. Wrapping the entire surface will bring the best paint protection benefits, and will also make a bigger impact on appearance.

But depending on your tastes and preferences, you can also add just a sticker, some graphics, or decals on the hood. This will still make your car different and more unique, but the protection will be reduced. Regardless of the case, Tinting Chicago is here to assist you.

The benefits of a hood wrap

In this case, we are talking about the situation of wrapping the full hood:

  • Improving the appearance of your car
  • Can also be used for advertising purposes
  • Protecting the hood against scratches
  • Protecting the paint against fading or corrosion
  • Cheaper than wrapping the entire car or painting it
  • Easy to clean and to maintain
  • Easy to add or to remove at anytime

Types of hood wrapping

Depending on the material and the appearance, we have:

  • Vinyl gloss wraps
  • Vinyl matte wraps
  • Carbon fiber wraps
  • Printed / graphic wraps

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do hood wraps last?

Normally, with no major accidents or stress factors, a hood wrap lasts for around five years. This time also depends on the quality of the film that is used and on the quality of the installation. A wrap that was not installed correctly will start to show signs of wear quickly. That’s why it’s best to get a professional application at a specialized place such as Tinting Chicago.

How much does it cost to vinyl wrap a car hood?

The price in our shop for hood wrapping is $250 for a sedan or a coupe, and $280 for an SUV, wagon, or pickup. Prices may be different in case of very large SUVs or exotic and expensive cars.

Where can I get a hood wrap installation in Chicago?

Our two (soon three) Tinting Chicago shops are here to assist you with all of your wrapping or tinting needs. We have a wide variety of films to choose from, from some of the top brands. You can find us at 3621 N Harlem Ave and 2720 W Grand Ave, or call us at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.


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