Yep I was having thoughts like...Yes, you really only have to lightly scuff where the 3M taped is going to be applied and then wipe it down a couple of times with acetone over those areas. Doesn’t make a terrible mess. No need to go crazy and sand the entire thing down.
"Should I remove the hardtop?"
"It's going to suck to sand something that is over my head"
"It's going to make a mess all over the Jeep"
Lol..so glad that I didn't remove it. Spent one evening sanding and doing freedom panels off the Jeep, and rear windows.
Woke up next day and did the rest and was pretty chill install.