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Apparently the 2007 Nissan 350Z suffers from an armrest ailment: The paint scratches off very easily. Other than that, the car is perfect. Here's what I did to improve the look.

Step 1: What I used

Picture of What I used
Exacto blade
Vinyl and Fabric spray paint (matte black)
Painter's tape
Sanding block
Plastic bag (for masking the parts I didn't want to paint)
One smokin' 2007 350Z
 
Dr. P (author) 8 months ago
On your planet, RyanM11. In my time/space continuum, it takes two seconds to put piping around an 18" pillow. I guess it's all relative, huh?
RyanM118 months ago

The proper way to do this is to take out the armrest which takes two seconds and sand it down to prep it for spray painting.

Honda Enoch2 years ago
It would be much easier to remove the door panel and unscrew the arm rest from the back.
Dr. P (author)  Honda Enoch2 years ago
Wait, that's not a bad idea! Do an Instructable on that.
Fine When the rain stops here this weekend. I'll do it. Will be my first.
Dr. P (author)  Honda Enoch2 years ago
Great! I'll test it out on the passenger side armrest. Keep it simple for me. Oh, and if you can tell me how to replace the tire pressure sensor (the light blinks and then stays on--tire place says it's a bad sensor), that could be your second!
1) I am a Honda man, but the arm rest will be basically the same.

2) I worked for 5 years in a tire shop, but never once had to replace a tire sensor. I recommend taking the car to a tire shop that has the reader for the sensor. Let them check/reset it. If you ran the car with low pressure it will trip the sensor. If it is a bad sensor then they can replace it. Sorry I can't help more on that.

Will work on the arm rest instruction today.
Dr. P (author)  Honda Enoch2 years ago
Hey, just speaking language I understand (I don't understand cars; I just love them) helps! Looking forward to a long series of your Instructables!
P.S. Took me about 15 mins to remove, while taking photos and replace. But as I said in the write up, I have been doing this for 15 years. Each car is different.
Dr. P (author)  Honda Enoch2 years ago
It will go into my file of life skill tricks!
Here you go. Enjoy. :)

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-your-cars-door-arm-rest/
Dr. P (author)  Honda Enoch2 years ago
Hahahaha! Yeah, no. I think that would involve putting things back together. But there's another armrest that needs work, so if you're in the neighborhood...
sunshiine2 years ago
Big difference! Thanks for sharing!
sunshiine