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This is my first ever Instructable.

This how to was written for someone on here requesting how to do this so they can paint their arm rest without having to tape it off.

This was done on a 1996 Honda Accord Ex. The process is basically the same for other vehicles though some screw, wire and clip locations will vary.

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These are the only tools you will need for this.
A flat head screw driver, A Philips head screwdriver, and a tiny flat head screwdriver.
 
Dr. P1 year ago
I got weak in the knees at step two! But it's a great set of instructions. Sadly (well, happily, actually) I won't get the chance to use them any time soon--I traded the Z for a Miata! Fun times!
Mr. D. Dr. P1 year ago
Why would you trade anything for a Miata? I wouldn't trade a bicycle for a Miata. I did trade my Miata for a bag of beans. Best trade ever.
Dr. P Mr. D.1 year ago
Well, that's pretty cool. Are your beans manual or automatic?
Honda Enoch (author)  Dr. P7 months ago

They are magic beans, they can be both. LOL

I don't mean to bag on Miata's, Just owned one before so I know what they are like.

Dr. P Honda Enoch7 months ago

me, too: they're like an mgb, but with everything working.

Dr. P2 years ago
I bow to your expertise! That would definitely eliminate the tape, as well as the cramped working conditions. Congratulations! Keep 'em coming! (Can you show me how to remove headlight covers and clean the inside? Mine are getting yellowed.)

When your headlights get clouded/yellow it is usuallly the outside of the light that is the issue. not the inside. pick up a kit from autozone and sand/ buff your way back to clarity

Cheap plain white tooth paste (not gel), and a cotton rag and elbow grease will do the trick, a lot cheaper and works just as well as the kits.

Honda Enoch (author)  Dr. P2 years ago
You can remove the headlight lens, but shouldn't. They are sealed to keep moisture out.
Oh. Then I won't. But I'm not getting the 370Z. I have to draw the line somewhere.