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Jose "Joe" Fernandez Bio
Jose “Joe” Fernandez is the president and founder of Superior Shine Mobile Auto Detailing.
Jose’s love for cars started when he worked with his father in his body shop when Jose was about six or seven years old. Jose’s duties then, among other things, were to sand and mask off cars to get them ready for paint. It wasn’t too long until he was painting and polishing the vehicles himself. It was there that Jose learned to achieve and appreciate a vehicle’s flawless finish.
In 1986 Jose joined the U.S. Marine Corps where his love for cars continued. He detailed and repaired cars anywhere the Marine Corps sent him, which includes Japan and Korea. Jose didn’t have money to buy a car then so he would trade detailing for use of his fellow Marines’ vehicles.
Soon after Jose’s discharge from the Marine Corps, he became an auto detailer at the famous Hill and Vaughn restoration facilities in Marina del Rey, California. He had the privilege to work on many fine and historically significant vehicles, as well as detail for many celebrities.
In 1989 Jose started his own mobile auto detailing business where he specialized in providing detailing services to small auto body and restoration shops that didn’t have a dedicated auto detailer onsite. During this time he attended college part time at night and became an ASE certified auto refinisher and auto mechanic.
Currently Jose primarily services the Los Angeles region of Southern California, specializing in high quality detailing onsite at his clients’ locations. His clients’ vehicles consist of everything from classic, collectible, and exotic cars to RVs, not to mention thousands of daily drivers.
Jose also details classic and historic aircraft. Recently he led a crew that polished the aluminum skins of a WWII B-17 to a mirror finish, and he was involved as a team leader on the crew that detailed SAM970, America’s first Air Force One.