View Full Version : Photos of My Girlfriend Painting My Calipers (More Photos Added for Leghumpers...)


HibachiZ28
04-01-2012, 10:47 PM
Shitty weather today. We got bored so we painted my calipers with some caliper paint. She did the passenger side, I did the driver side. Her work was much better than mine lol...

This is was we used:
http://www.autobarndeals.com/catalog/capawicekitb.jpg

Crappy cell phone shots:
http://pafirefighter11.smugmug.com/Automotive/1998-Pontiac-Trans-Am/i-ZT8CjLs/0/XL/IMAG1750-XL.jpg

http://pafirefighter11.smugmug.com/Automotive/1998-Pontiac-Trans-Am/i-QbsNXv2/0/XL/IMAG1752-XL.jpg

http://pafirefighter11.smugmug.com/Automotive/1998-Pontiac-Trans-Am/i-T59qtbP/0/XL/IMAG1751-XL.jpg

http://pafirefighter11.smugmug.com/Automotive/1998-Pontiac-Trans-Am/i-WzKnvd4/0/XL/IMAG1753-XL.jpg

http://pafirefighter11.smugmug.com/Automotive/1998-Pontiac-Trans-Am/i-V69PXQd/0/XL/IMAG1754-XL.jpg

I'll post more photos later with the wheels installed.

babbage1109
04-01-2012, 10:49 PM
I used that same stuff for my calipers. Silver on the brackets and their blue for the actual caliper. It looks good and covers it well. Congrats

xX-Z28-Xx
04-01-2012, 10:49 PM
Too much clothing. Disappointed.

HibachiZ28
04-01-2012, 11:12 PM
Thanks Jimmy!

Z: It was 49* and misty today. It sucked lol. Less clothing when it warms up.

xX-Z28-Xx
04-01-2012, 11:46 PM
Thanks Jimmy!

Z: It was 49* and misty today. It sucked lol. Less clothing when it warms up.

Awesome!

oldschoolmuscle
04-02-2012, 12:31 AM
Nice work boots lol

HibachiZ28
04-02-2012, 11:12 AM
I warned her, lol.. but she said "they're leather so anything should just polish out". Haha.

TheBlueKnight
04-02-2012, 11:46 AM
Dude I do the same thing. If there is anything tedious to do I'll have my wife do it like painting something like that. She has way more patience and her's always looks better than mine! Good looking GF to :)

HibachiZ28
04-04-2012, 08:25 AM
Thanks. Gotta love it!

I should have her paint my front bumper too haha. Teach her how to use a spray gun. She helps me wash the car, but what girl wouldn't want to do that? ;) BTW: What is this patience thing of which you speak?

SStolen
04-05-2012, 05:13 PM
Did you do anything to prep the calipers? It's a brush-on paint? How's the final result? Do you see brush marks in it?

I had the calipers on my camaro professionally sprayed at a bodyshop and they turned out great but I need to do the ones on my Honda now and don't want to go through all that trouble of pulling the calipers off and bleeding the brakes and being down for two weeks.

HibachiZ28
04-06-2012, 03:42 PM
There is a spray that comes with it. It smells and acts like normal brake clean, just in can with graphics on it. It recommends use of a metal brush or tooth brush to clean the surface. You could see the brush marks at first, but as it dried that slowly disappeared. I did see an area that is no longer glossy on one of the calipers. Didn't check the rest. Not sure if this is from the heat or what? I'll most likely put a second coat on at some point, but have no plans to pull all the wheels back off anytime soon! I'll get some close up once I get some free time.

HioSSilver
04-06-2012, 05:14 PM
In for more pics of the gf :)

chaman
04-06-2012, 05:15 PM
Nice boots!!

HibachiZ28
04-06-2012, 06:09 PM
Lol there will be a photo shoot in either lingerie or a bikini soon with my g/f and our mutual friend Amanda (My buddies fiancee). They will be modeling my Trans Am and my buddy (Her fiancee)'s Dakota R/T.

In the meantime.. this is all I have from the past year of owning the car...

http://pafirefighter11.smugmug.com/Automotive/1998-Pontiac-Trans-Am/i-ZFcBQXk/0/XL/BCM4406-XL.jpg

http://pafirefighter11.smugmug.com/Automotive/1998-Pontiac-Trans-Am/i-7QhMNQN/0/XL/IMAG0415-XL.jpg

http://pafirefighter11.smugmug.com/Automotive/1998-Pontiac-Trans-Am/i-SbH9Mzr/0/XL/IMAG0838-XL.jpg

http://pafirefighter11.smugmug.com/Automotive/1998-Pontiac-Trans-Am/i-5L6Wm8N/0/XL/BCM5076-XL.jpg

On the way to the OBX from PA. I think this was somewhere in VA or NC:
http://pafirefighter11.smugmug.com/Automotive/1998-Pontiac-Trans-Am/i-sJkJxJj/0/L/IMAG0753-L.jpg

Highest point in Vermont - Mount Mansfield (Stowe/Smugs area for you skiers and boarders):
http://pafirefighter11.smugmug.com/photos/932356827_GAnyZ-XL.jpg

I'll post more later when it's warm enough and she feels like doing a photo shoot.

Video's... her and I rock crawling in my former Wrangler (I miss that damn Jeep but 12 MPG highway was crap):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSqNkqmY8Mg

TheBlueKnight
04-06-2012, 06:24 PM
One with the South West Plane overhead is a great pic.

HibachiZ28
04-06-2012, 06:42 PM
One with the South West Plane overhead is a great pic.

Thanks! That was a camera phone shot. Left my real camera gear at home of course.

IROCSS
04-06-2012, 08:02 PM
I love this guy, real playa...

Nice ride and a hell of a sport for a girlfriend!

Mines not that friendly lol!

ds2011
04-06-2012, 08:13 PM
Best thread on this forum. Those legs are incredible.

Keep them coming!!

_JB_
04-06-2012, 08:35 PM
Next time you put the car in the air use some jackstands.

chaman
04-06-2012, 08:44 PM
http://pafirefighter11.smugmug.com/Automotive/1998-Pontiac-Trans-Am/i-sJkJxJj/0/L/IMAG0753-L.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XcIhUiEQwkU/T0PHaQVYErI/AAAAAAAAKZ4/YR_yE-DLVhA/s1600/buzz_lightyear2.jpg

Coincidence? Or are you two related? LOL!

ds2011
04-06-2012, 08:47 PM
Checking in again. Forgot to subscribe!!!

HibachiZ28
04-06-2012, 09:01 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XcIhUiEQwkU/T0PHaQVYErI/AAAAAAAAKZ4/YR_yE-DLVhA/s1600/buzz_lightyear2.jpg

Coincidence? Or are you two related? LOL!

He's my brother.....







At least you didn't say that dude from Twilight LOL...

MonmouthCtyLS7
04-07-2012, 03:00 PM
http://pafirefighter11.smugmug.com/Automotive/1998-Pontiac-Trans-Am/i-sJkJxJj/0/L/IMAG0753-L.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XcIhUiEQwkU/T0PHaQVYErI/AAAAAAAAKZ4/YR_yE-DLVhA/s1600/buzz_lightyear2.jpg

Coincidence? Or are you two related? LOL!

LOL! :lol:

sheikss
04-07-2012, 05:20 PM
Kinda look like Kevin Harvick.

02sleeperz28
04-07-2012, 11:21 PM
Nice pics.

Canadian LS1
04-08-2012, 01:40 AM
She is hot but i'm more turned on she helps you with your ride. My ex wife said she was a car girl but disappeared when i opened a hood and now same with the new girlfriend. You sir are a lucky man.:D

Nick V.
04-08-2012, 01:51 AM
she looks familiar. she use to live in va or NC?

6898camaross
04-08-2012, 02:26 AM
she looks familiar. she use to live in va or NC?

Uh oh!

HibachiZ28
04-09-2012, 12:49 PM
She is hot but i'm more turned on she helps you with your ride. My ex wife said she was a car girl but disappeared when i opened a hood and now same with the new girlfriend. You sir are a lucky man.:D

Hah, thanks man. It is quite hard to find a good looking girl who is into cars, or at least into helping out. I'm definitely lucky.



she looks familiar. she use to live in va or NC?

Nope. She was only in VA and NC for our trip to/from the OBX last summer. Had never been there prior.

AnnivSS
04-09-2012, 01:16 PM
She is hot but i'm more turned on she helps you with your ride. My ex wife said she was a car girl but disappeared when i opened a hood and now same with the new girlfriend. You sir are a lucky man.:D

Agreed. Mine lost her love for it about the time I got the SS. Funny how I get rid of my POS always broken down Mazda that thought it was a DSM and get a real car and she loses interest. Maybe a Vette will bring her back lol.

LeanPocket
04-09-2012, 01:26 PM
more girls started to notice me after i started driving my SS

;) pro-tip for all u bachelors out there

HibachiZ28
04-09-2012, 03:14 PM
I get more looks from girls - even when my g/f is in the car (and looks from guys unfortunately) in my Trans Am than I did in my E36 M3. Wonder why? haha.

twizted_creations
04-09-2012, 03:24 PM
Hell, I bought my TA, and the wife loves to help. Only one in the family that can reach the rear header bolt, and the grounding wires on the passenger side. She has even made a carrer out of painting cars now since I got her to paint the tins on my harley.

She is currently working on a 1937 dulage sportcoupe 1 of 8 in the world, and a 50 something ferrari. Both of which are worth more than my car by 1000%. Now if I can get her to finish the paintjob on my car.......

Good sport for posting up your girl for the ooglers. And nice car... I am sure there is a car there somewhere.