“The first time I got hold of the polisher, I lost control, slammed into the Mercedes badge and knocked it across the room. It was like, ‘S**t, how am I going to break this to the old man?’” For a company with a reputation for crafting quite possibly the most forensic paint job on the planet, it’s reassuring to know it started from such humble - and apparently quite haphazard - beginnings.
Nabil Naamo, who co-founded Topaz Detailing with his brother, Mazin, continues: “When I first started detailing, I’d got hold of a machine polisher and I was working on my parents’ old C-Class, and obviously it didn’t go well.”
Pictures: Greg White
This feature originally appeared in the November 2014 issue of Top Gear Magazine.