Today we feature John Mills’ 2007 White Scion tC sporting 17″ alloy rims and Purple G2 Brake Caliper Paint!
John is an active member of the G2 Performance Styling Products Car Club, in fact he was one of the first members to join the G2 Performance Styling Products Car Club. He holds the distinction of being member number 6 in our club and we really appreciate all of his efforts, as well as the great feedback we have received from him since he has become a member! Thanks John!
Speaking of efforts… If it’s true that the Scion was originally introduced by Toyota as a concept car… Then what a concept it was. Johns’ ride looks fantastic, the Purple G2 Brake Caliper Paint really stands out against the white body, offering a great contrast and the ultimate accent to an already great looking car.
Have a look for yourself:
John included this list of tools used, as well as the steps he took in his project:
Tools required for removal of brake calipers on the Scion tC:
- 3/8″ rachett
- 14mm deep socket (rear brakes)
- 17mm sockett (front brakes)
- 8mm wrench (for when you bleed the brakes if you decide to completely remove the caipers)
- Hammer (used to persuade any tight bolts)
- Rotary tool (any brand will work, but one that gets plugged in is best.
You don’t have to keep replacing batteries)
- grinding wheels (for rotary tool)
After removing wheels and calipers (making sure to keep all items seperated in their own area so they don’t get damaged or lost) use the grinding wheel on the rotor to smooth the surface of the caliper.
This step is only if you have cast calipers because of the dimples that remain from the molding process.
Smooth the caliper to your desired “taste/smoothness”. I did mine for about 30 min. on the front and 20 min. on the rear. (If you have drums then this will take longer. Non-tC)
Spray the caliper or drum with the supplied brake cleaner and be liberal, but equal for each caliper or drum.
As stated with the video and supplied instructions DO NOT RUSH.
By doing the above I found that the texture/smoothness was better then I had expected.
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to share your ride John! That is one great looking Scion!
John’s Scion tC has been featured in the Installs section of the main G2 website as well. We would love to feature your ride too!
Check out the submission guidelines and submit those pics today!
Even better yet… Why not become a member of our new G2 Performance Styling Products Car Club? Becoming a member is absolutely FREE, and couldn’t be simpler. All you have to do to is request membership and submit pictures of your ride with either our High Temperature Brake Caliper Paint System Set or our High Temperature Engine Paint System Set to be featured on our website. That’s it!