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Mike Phillips
07-16-2012, 09:12 AM
Video & Pictures - GTechniq Makeover - 2012 High Voltage Yellow Scion tC 7.0 (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/pictures-autogeek-s-car-week/52900-video-pictures-gtechniq-makeover-2012-scion-tc-7-0-a.html)

Limited production 2012 High Voltage Yellow Scion tC 7.0

Here's a quick video I made before I go out and wash the Scion using GTechniq's G4-Wash

2012 High Voltage Yellow Scion - Before Condition - Swirls & Scratches


Here's the Live Broadcast Video showing tips and techniques for applying GTechniq's Advanced Coatings.

2012 High Voltage Yellow Scion - Gtechniq Show Car Makeover


Here's the walk-around video to show the results from the Gtechniq G1 Crystal Lacquer


How we started out...
The Scion has arrived and it's really sunny outside so I took some pictures to show the true condition. I would place the condition of this car in Category #3 in my list of paint condition categories.

It's definitely not in Show Car Quality, nor Excellent Condition so it falls into Category #3 Good Condition.






Page 37 - Paint Condition Categories (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/ask-expert-featuring-mike-phillips/51281-page-37-paint-condition-categories.html)

I reference this so much on this forum and other touch points that it's come to the point where it's going to make things faster for me while typing to have a dedicated page with the picture on it...

Page 37 - Paint Condition Categories


A little info about this car from Kelley Blue Book (http://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/2012-scion-tc-release-series-70-revealed/)

The newest addition to the seemingly endless limited-build offerings in its youth-oriented line, the 2012 Scion tC Release Series 7.0 is slated to arrive in dealerships across the country later this summer supported by a promotional ad campaign that features Zeus himself, here serving in the role of the self-proclaimed “god of awesome.”

Like most of its Release Series kin, the new Scion tC 7.0 prioritizes show over go, starting with its exclusive High Voltage Yellow exterior color, effectively set off by a TRD body kit with custom front/rear valences and side sills, a black honeycomb grille insert and gloss black 18-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, the 2012 Scion tC Release Series 7.0 gets a unique black cloth interior with custom yellow accent trim elements, leather-wrapped steering wheel with yellow contrast stitching, and the first-ever appearance of a Smart Key keyless entry system that also includes prominent start/stop ignition button plus a numbered Release Series 7.0 badge on the console to denote where it falls in the 2,200-unit production run.

Like all 2012 Scion tCs, the Release Series 7.0 also is fitted with a new, 300-watt, eight-speaker Pioneer premium audio system that includes HD Radio, streaming audio capability, Bluetooth connectively and iPod/USB/AUX inputs.

Pricing for the 2012 Scion tC will start at $19,295 for cars fitted with the standard six-speed manual transmission and $20,295 for those with the optional six-speed automatic. The 2012 Scion tC Release Series 7.0 will open at $21,625 and $22,625 for manual and autoshifted models, respectively.


Mike Phillips
07-19-2012, 01:01 PM
After the live broadcast we went to work buffing out the paint and then stripping the finish clean and then applying the C1 Crystal Lacquer, here's a few pictures from this process...

Here's Rene applying the Gtechniq Wheel Armor...

Here's Jeff buffing out the passenger side door...

This is me taking care of the back of the Scion...


Here's Jeff Dexheimer buffing out the driver's side rear quarter panel...

Here's Jeff Bell buffing out the driver's side door...

Beauty Shots
And here's how she looks after wiping off the Gtechniq C1 Crystal Lacquer...




The overhead hood shot...

The lowdown front grill shot...

Looks like the paint is wet...




This is the build number sticker on the inside of the transmission hump...

Thank you to Yancy, Jeff, Rene, Jeff for all your hard work to create a true show car finish on Nickie's Scion!


Mike Phillips
07-19-2012, 01:01 PM
Here's Nickie accepting the keys back to her car...


Thank you Nickie for trusting Autogeek with your beautiful Scion!

On Autogeek.net


GTechniq Exterior Coatings (http://www.autogeek.net/gtechniq-surface-coatings.html)


07-19-2012, 02:57 PM
We go live at 6:00 pm - Get ready for a great show tonight!

Mike Phillips
07-19-2012, 03:36 PM
This is called Stretching (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/tricks-tips-techniques/25976-called-stretching.html)

The "Stretching Shot" is when you have all the doors, trunk lid, hood etc., opened up so you can wipe down and detail all the nooks and crannies on the car to remove any polish or wax residue.


Kind of the idea of how we stretch out only as it applies to a car...


Of course some cars look cooler than others when they're stretching...


07-19-2012, 03:40 PM
As a added bonus to tonight's broadcast, use coupon code FB15 to receive 15% Off ANYTHING in the store! NO RESTRICTIONS! Only good until 11:59 PM est 7/19/2012

07-19-2012, 04:45 PM
T-Minus 15 minutes until show time! Enjoy the tunes!

07-19-2012, 05:00 PM
Starting in 1 minute

07-19-2012, 05:05 PM
Remember if you have any questions feel free to hit me up

07-19-2012, 05:05 PM
Audio and video ok for you all?

07-19-2012, 05:05 PM
should make the video screen wider and in HD if it is made full screen

07-19-2012, 05:07 PM
the hood looks white lol

07-19-2012, 05:10 PM
should make the video screen wider and in HD if it is made full screen

Working on that :dblthumb2:

07-19-2012, 05:10 PM
Hey guys !

07-19-2012, 05:11 PM
Yeah lid on for sure if it spills it's an expensive one