As far as the plastic pieces shown above, I wore gloves which helped. On the hard to reach ones, I used a pair of needle-nosed vise grips. I had more of a problem with the nutserts that were rusted solid to the bolts. I had to grind the bolt heads off. After a lot of frustration, sore hands and several cold ones, I finished my extended fender flares. This is definetly one project that takes a bit of patience.