Bang! And the swirls are gone…
It’s as if Barry Scott has just taken up detailing and asked his lab for a product to eliminate minor swirls and micro-marring as quickly and effectively as possible, after just one application of a simple hand applied glaze.
That’s right – filling, masking or covering up swirl marks is no longer a hush hush process that will get you thrown off your favourite detailing forum.
In fact, since more and more detailers have consigned minor blemishes to an oily Black Hole rather than polish them out mechanically with a machine polisher, so a better understanding (and appreciation) of filling glazes has taken place.
Sure, nothing beats removing those swirls for good. We love machine polishing and the results (and therapy) it provides. But if you don’t have the time, the equipment or the inclination, filling or masking a finish is the next best thing. And it’s perfect for a quick tickle before a show, or before trading your car in.
Those results may only last weeks or months rather than forever, but there’s no danger of strike-through, no need to mask up and no clearing up afterwards. Just glaze and go. Oops, that’s another ad entirely.
For most car owners with daily driven cars, a little pre-wax glaze instead of a regular polish could be a good choice (or why not try the glaze AFTER your usual polish… it may just add a little something extra?). It will maximise the finish and enhance the appearance of your car as far as possible, before you apply a wax to seal those results in.
It won’t help adhesion of sealant layers though and won’t increase the longevity or durability of waxes, so don’t use it if you want your LSP to last as long as possible. This is for visual appearance. The best finish possible in the least amount of time, with the least amount of effort.
For nano-ceramic sealants and long-lasting LSPs, you’ll need to panel-wipe first instead of ramping up the oils and shine with Fillit Bang. That’s why nano-ceramic treated cars get machine polished from head to tail before application (or should do).
But, of course, you could always then glaze over the top later if the mood takes you…
Finally, Fillit Bang can be applied by hand like traditional glazes, or applied by machine polisher using a fine cut foam pad. (Although if you’re going to get the machine polisher out, you may as well remove those swirls mechanically… just saying!).
Note that oily glazes can sink into old or degraded paint finishes and this may lead to an inconsistent finish (patchiness, smears etc.). Sometimes further application may saturate the paint enough to minimise the effect, but it may also make it worse. We strongly recommend that you try Fillit Bang on an inconspicuous area first if unsure of the results. In the event of misapplication, Fillit Bang will eventually evaporate/wear off but this may take many weeks or months. Panel-wipe may remove it and it can be machine polished off, but we’d suggest applying it cautiously until familiar with its behaviour and characteristics.