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Old 05-07-2018, 10:17 PM   #1
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Can you pls educate me on fillers?

Are fillers, fillers as the name suggests?
In other words if you reckon the clear coat is too thin or you simply don't want to polish out swirl marks etc do fillers fill these to the extent that you can barely see the light marks?

If so can fillers be then sealed for durability?

Finally any recommendations for fillers pls?

Thanks very much again as always

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Old 05-07-2018, 10:39 PM   #2
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Fillers aim to mask imperfections in the paint.


Some are better than others, but none can work miracles. They will lessen the impact of swirls (and improve appearance of gloss), but they won't make them disappear.


Products such as SRP, BH cleanser polish, PB black hole, Prima Amigo, AF triple and many more exist.


Most benefit from a sealant (generally not ceramic unless designed for the task) or a wax to improve the life of the filling.


Your post is pretty much spot on.
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:23 AM   #3
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Britemax virtue is great for filling. Its an AIO as it cuts, fills and protects for upto 6 months. Top it up with Britemax EE2.0 and that should give you 1 year of protection atleast i imagine. Iv just used this combo on a friends Audi and it removed/covered about 90% of swirls and marks on the car. One of the best filling products iv used to date.

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Old 06-07-2018, 10:25 AM   #4
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Just wanted to echo the points made above, SRP etc will hide some of the minor marks and add some gloss. Some of the old school glazes such as One Grand Glaze will hide a lot more but are not quite as user friendly as say SRP or Prima and will loose out on durability no matter who makes the wax or sealant.
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Autoglym SRP, Autofinesse Tripple, and other brands have both filler and abrasives, so you can remove some of the minor marks and fill the others (or reduce, depending on the severity). Check my post here comparing a few AIO's with 2 real polishes to see if it's enough for you.

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=356476
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Autoglym SRP, Autofinesse Tripple, and other brands have both filler and abrasives, so you can remove some of the minor marks and fill the others (or reduce, depending on the severity). Check my post here comparing a few AIO's with 2 real polishes to see if it's enough for you.

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=356476
Just read the linked thread. Probably the most useful thread I’ve ever seen on DW. Massive respect! 🙌🏻
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Just read the linked thread. Probably the most useful thread I’ve ever seen on DW. Massive respect! 🙌🏻
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Thanks very much to you all for the info.
Given me something to mull over this.
Thank you
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Britemax virtue is great for filling. Its an AIO as it cuts, fills and protects for upto 6 months. Top it up with Britemax EE2.0 and that should give you 1 year of protection atleast i imagine. Iv just used this combo on a friends Audi and it removed/covered about 90% of swirls and marks on the car. One of the best filling products iv used to date.
Just had a look at these products. Looks fantastic but pricy.
Any idea how many treatments a bottle of Virtue could do for a medium sized car?
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