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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...
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 sm...
The center part wasn't quite as bad as in the photo (I scraped it some before I started shooting the pictures), but it was pretty rugged. The edges ar...
I initially thought that underneath the original matte black finish was a solid gray base, but I was wrong. Apparently the gray is just a primer (and ...
I started taping the area off before I finished scraping, to help protect the unpainted areas and to help me see my edges. I eventually scraped it all...
After I taped the plastic bags around the entire area and made sure to tape the window, lock, and mirror adjustment mechanisms, I was ready to paint. ...
Nissan probably won't be calling me any time soon to do detail work, but I'm happy with the outcome.
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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.
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