No it wasn't. Not at all! I did it yesterday, and im in missouri. It was about 65 degrees here. All I did was heat them up for a few minutes with a hair dryer, Then used a plastic scraper(ace hardware $2) to get them started, then I carefully pulled them off, The remaing adhesive came off really easy by running my finger along it, Then I used goo gone for the rest. One thing you should know is... when it was all done, I could see a line going down the car where the molding was. My 300 is an 07 and the paint was brighter where the molding was, so I just took some light polish and a buffer(on low)and in a few minutes it matched. MY WIFE THOUGHT I WAS CRAZY TOO!!!!!