I do not have a serious nail ridge issue per se, but I have minor ridges on my right big toenail and my left ring finger. I needed to purchase a base coat, and after successfully using Seche Vite top coat, I decided to give Seche Vite Ridge Filling Base Coat a shot.
The main thing with this base coat is that it is not transparent, which is obvious from the bottle. It has a sheer, slightly opaque cast . This is no big deal if you wear colorful polish. But I almost always wear sheer nude polish (mainly Essie Mademoiselle). As a result, my manicure ended up with a bizarre milky cast, which I did not care for at all. Luckily, I saved the receipt, took it back to Walgreens and traded it out for Seche Vite's clear base coat. Now I'm happy.
Having said that, while using the ridge filling base coat with Seche Vite top coat -- together with my Essie polish -- my manicure lasted over a week with no major chipping or peeling. So it's effective, but it just shows through sheer polish.
However, when I first put it on, I though it looked sort of cool on its own because it has a slight shimmer to it. It might look kind of nice by itself with just a top coat over it for low-maintenance days… just a thought.