What is car wrapping?

Car wrapping is a relatively new industry for the general market, providing any vehicle owner with a way of changing the colour or style of their car using high quality cast vinyls from brands such as 3M, Avery Dennison and Orafol. As a service, a car wrap is a highly skilled profession, requiring hundreds of hours of training and practice with the leading manufacturer vinyl materials, before getting near a customer car.

At Obsu Chicago, we have been wrapping cars for many years with a highly trained and extremely enthusiastic team that considers every wrap a work of art.

The Car Wrap

Applied to your existing paintwork, the vinyl creates a completely new look for your vehicle, be that car, motorcycle, van or even boat, with the added advantage of additional protection for your valuable paintwork.

Cast vinyls are of such high quality, many come with at least a 5 year guarantee, whilst many installers like Obsu Chicago, offer warranties on the work we carry out for every client.

Once applied, the vinyl will look like a custom paint job, in the finish you have chosen, including gloss, matte, chrome, carbon fibre and new finishes like colour flip and matte metallic. Clean, wax and protect the same as you would your paint for the best results and longest lasting protection of your car wrap.

Our car customisation services

Although we are a leading car wrapper in Chicago, we also offer extensive customisation options on other restyling services.

Window Tinting

Paint Protection Film

Windshield Protection

Car Wrap FAQ

Vinyl wrapping can be a complex service to fully understand, so we've put together a simple collection of questions to help out.

Absolutely not. In fact this couldn’t be further from the truth as a well applied, quality vinyl wrap will protect your paintwork for the full life of the installation. The tough vinyl will create a protective layer that not only looks incredible but prevents those costly and irritating stone chips and scratches.

Yes. Vinyl is pretty easy to remove and is a feature that manufactures have worked hard to perfect over many years. This is why it is essential to use a professional wrapper using the market leading vinyl products. Lower quality products can harden to the point they become brittle and removal can take a huge amount of time, costing you almost as much as the original wrap.

This is down to the project and wrapper being used. Typically our wraps take from 3-4 days with two wrappers working full time. We are not in a rush to get your car out the door, we only want the best quality projects to leave our shop.

There are many factors that will determine this, like how it is cared for, what materials were used, the the wrapper was accredited and if the car was well prepared to receive the wrap. In the best case scenarios, a wrap should last more than 5 years and in reality this can be as much as 10. Speak with us or your chosen wrapper to decide what can be achieved for you.

If you’re looking for a price less than $1000, you shouldn’t be looking to get a car wrap. You get what you pay for. Wraps take time and the material for a full wrap alone will surpass $400, then you have staff hours, over heads, tools and application products and finally, a small margin for the business for they high quality work and service. You should expect for pay $2000 minimum for a full wrap. Yes you can get it cheaper, but should you? We would advise not to.

Contact Us

Obsu are able to offer free, no obligation quotes online or through partners in your local area. Get in touch to find out how we can help with your next vinyl wrapping project.
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