Honestly, it wasn't too bad but I just kept seeing where people had removed it and it looked sooooo much better. Kept trying to remember to do it and other projects got in the way. Found myself with some spare time today and I just love messing with my car so remembered something I could do on it today! I would say an hour job (including running to the auto parts store for some Goo Gone). Most of that time was spent patiently waiting for each application of Goo Gone to penetrate. Getting the actual Mylar off was easier than the residue it left behind. Lots of elbow grease involved. In my opinion, looks much better!Was yours mostly sun damaged? I'm surprised mine has held up as long as it has considering my car has spent it's entire life in the south. Other than catching wax on the edges of the vinyl it's still mostly clear and not very noticeable. Although I agree with it removed and polished up it looks much better, especially on a black car that already can show every speck of dust and swirl marks.