Several years ago, we removed the 3M film on the front of our coach and the various decals on the sides and back. A bear to do, but doable. We paid a local guy to paint the decal scheme back on (less Winnebago specific decals).
As the 3M came off it revealed a number of divots that had been held in place by the film. We epoxied those and repainted the entire front cap. Almost easier done than said. We flirted with replacing the film, but the quotes were north of $1K. Automotive paint (1 qt) and clearcoat (2 qt) was less than $60. I already had the HVLP paint sprayer, but a new one is approx $129 at HF. Our guy would have prepped and shot the cap for $500.
So our coach has had several years of highways and byways, the latter with their share of gravel and fast moving 4x4's. So far there are no chips noticeable unless you are washing n waxing.
We believe it is cost effective to forgo film replacement, and make a decision to repaint the cap, or not, when we sell.
Fair Winds and Following Seas
Terry & Rosalina
2007 Winnebago Journey 34SE
Retired Navy Mustang & Navy Wife