While I thank the resident expert for chiming in, I'll repeat myself on a few points and clarify a few others.
It doesn't photograph well, period. You have to see it in person.
It wasn't difficult to peel because of the "light coats", which they weren't. It was a pain because of how much surface area you had to peel off AND the rubber window trim gaskets not releasing the dip as easily as glass or paint would.
It was also a pain because of the large masking area and large spray area (you want to do all the trim on one side of the car at the same time).
It took a long time due to that large area and wait time between coats.
I didn't want clear on it, and didn't want to do 8 coats of dip. period. That would've taken too long and I got the results I desired. I didn't want it "dark", I wanted it "less chromed", like my tailgate badges. It gives it a brushed aluminum look, which is what I wanted.
Again, it cannot be captured in photos.
Sorry for the rant, but I've been dipping a lot of stuff lately, and I think I've got the process down pretty well.