A partial car wrap is when a piece of wrapping film is added on the vehicle, whether for aesthetic reasons or for marketing purposes. We are talking about a partial wrap when 25% to 75% of the car surface is covered. These films are great for brand advertising, special events, or promotions, but also for cars that take place in tuning shows.

Partial vehicle wraps for advertising

With the right message, colors, and design, a partial one can be just as effective as a full vehicle wrap. It is definitely cheaper, easier to apply but also easier to remove when the marketing campaign ends.

A vehicle driving around with your brand logo or message on it is basically free advertising for your business. Compared to other methods such as billboards, partial car wraps can generate thousands of impressions each day without you having to spend huge budgets.

Studies have shown that people spend around 18 hours in their cars every week, whether they are commuting to work, going shopping, or traveling. 70% of shoppers said that seeing an outdoor ad will most likely influence their purchasing decisions in the future. Transit advertising is 16-18% of all the out-of-home advertising industry.

A partial wrap looks great when the design fits with the original paint, and our technicians will do their best to make the transition seamless. You know that a job was done perfectly when people are actually confusing the partial wrap with a full vehicle wrap.

The benefits of partial wraps

  • Great for marketing purposes
  • Cheaper than a full wrap
  • Can be easily changed (in case of new marketing campaigns or rebranding)
  • Can also improve the design and create unique patterns and models
  • Protects the original paint against fading or corrosion
  • Protects the paint against scratches and wear

What vehicle parts can get a partial wrap?

The great thing about this type of wrapping is that it’s very versatile and can be applied just about anywhere:

  • Hood
  • Roof
  • Fenders
  • Trunk
  • Bumpers
  • Mirrors
  • Doors
  • Panels
  • Spoilers
  • And more

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a partial vehicle wrap cost?

The price obviously depends on the size of the film and the complexity of the design. The prices start at around $249 and increase if there is a lot of film needed, or if the application process is a complex one because of the design. They can go up to $1,500, which is still way cheaper than a full wrap that costs more than $3,000.

How long does a partial wrap last?

If taken care of well and if installed properly, a wrapping film can last for at least 5 years, sometimes even more. The lifespan of the film depends on the brand, the weather conditions but also on the quality of the application. So that is why it is always better to get the job done by a professional instead of applying it yourself.

Where can I get a partial vehicle wrap in Chicago?

Tinting Chicago is here to assist you with all of your wrapping and tinting needs. First of all, our graphic designers will help you find the best visual aspect for your advertising campaign (in case you don’t already have the graphics). Then we will print the films and apply them with the most care and attention, to not leave any bubbles or wrinkles behind. You can find us at 3621 N Harlem Ave, 2720 W Grand Ave, and 1402 N Rand Rd Palatine, or call us at 773-455-0467, 312-212-0493, or 773-714-8100.


3621 N Harlem Ave, Chicago IL, 60634


2720 W Grand Ave Chicago, IL, 60612


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