I first read about my guy on an auto forum in the South Florida section in 2007 . Then it was the shop foreman who mentioned him as being the best in town at my dealership. His name was stated as "El Chino" but that isn't his real name . It's actually Yonny . His story is very interesting . 25 + years ago he worked in a body shop . Originally from Honduras he just worked on the cars until he caught the attention of a billionaire car collector . He noticed a talent and asked Chino to maintain his cars . I know guys here post their garages and mine is a mess but I have never seen anything like that collector's garage . Penthouse vaulted ceiling , air conditioned, hurricane proof, with a collection size of a football field . Some of the older classic cars Chino restored . Chino started finding very wealthy clients . I am beyond small, potatoes . Miami has some serious cars . After about 15 years the guy told Chino its time to get his own place and since he owns building leased him a small nice shop . It even has two lifts so he can get under the car to clean if needed .
In 2008 ceramic wasn't even "the thing" yet. Chino did cars old school with clay bar . When ceramic came out I was originally hesitant . Why mess with something that wasn't broken I thought. He had always done such good work but he convinced me that this was so much easier to maintain . In the long run. it actually costs less .
One of my cars is a 16 year old modded 911 Turbo in regular black . As you know it is the hardest color to maintain . It can swirl even if one breathes on it wrong . Chino maintained it all these years . When ceramic was done the car was 13 years old . It also had a few small, chips as I had never ppf it . When I showed up to pic up the car I found him in a little corner finishing up.
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When I got my 992 GTS I decided to do the PPF . I rarely get chips and have never done the Macan . Chino has two sons . One is finishing Med school but the other wanted to learn Chino's skill . Since he was a little kid he watched his dad and learned . At 18 he began helping and now at 22 he is a master of ppf . He is also extremely talented at ceramic , The two of them combined leave me speechless . When they prepare a car for trade in years later I usually get a higher number because it looks better than when it was delivered .
Here is his son putting PPF on my 992 and the final product. Chino sent me a pic when they are working on it.
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