2 months later he calls me back....3 weeks before SEMA.....come on JOE!!!! :)
Anyways....with a crazy schedule as it is already, I accepted...because not many solo business owners are asked to showcase their work in SEMA.....unfortunately with the crazy deadline I could only accept two headlight projects and they were simple......open, paint, add halos, close, ship.
I introduce the headlight modifying community to the Cadillac ATS.......forged in the depth of hell (with their badass design and look) and sealed with material from Thor's Hammer itself.....seriously....the CTS headlights popped right open as most Perma-sealed lights should.....the ATS...ahahah....different story. These badboys took 2-hours EACH to simply open....and afterwards, it looked like a rabid beaver with dull teeth opened them up....I had to remove 90% of the OEM channel that held Thor's adhesives in place. That meant one thing......these ought to be a GEM to seal back up! After a massive painting fiasco (my painter's booth broke (possibly Thor himself pissed that someone opened these damn lights)) I started sealing these back up and re-building the sides with rock-hard adhesive to make sure they are not moving. The only downside in ALL of this is that I was not able to paint the custom made channel an OEM black color to hide it's hideousness....but only 10% of the edges show....and the client can touch-up that paint in a matter of minutes. Reason I didn't have time to paint them is because the second I got the parts from paint, they were CAREFULLY put back together and sealed up...and as soon as the edges were hard enough, they were all wrapped back up and taken to FEDEX.....CRAZY CRAZY SEMA.....oh well....hopefully it will be worth it.
Note to all Future ATS clients.....YES, I will modify your badass headlights.....NO, it's not going to be cheap. Sorry, I can't temp the gods themselves.....you have to pay to put my way in Thor's dangerous path.
To Thor himself.....I apologize for conquering your headlights.....mere mortal-noobs out there will attempt and be defeated....but comeon...this is Trax Customs.....If We Can't Do It, You Don't Need It :)