Foro Flamenco
Posts Since Last Visit | Advanced Search | Home | Register | Login

Today's Posts | Inbox | Profile | Our Rules | Contact Admin | Log Out



Welcome to one of the most active flamenco sites on the Internet. Guests can read most posts but if you want to participate click here to register.
This site is dedicated to the memory of Paco de Lucía, Ron Mitchell, Guy Williams, Linda Elvira and Philip John Lee who went ahead of us too soon.
We receive 12,200 visitors a month from 200 countries and 1.7 million page impressions a year. To advertise on this site please contact us.





Nails and acryl powder   You are logged in as Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >>Discussions >>General >> Page: [1]
Login
Message<< Newer Topic  Older Topic >>
 
XXX

Posts: 4400
Joined: Apr. 14 2005
 

Nails and acryl powder 

I am using acryl powder since 6 months or so. Im doing 2 or 3 layers of glue (cyano acrylate) and powder, but the go off after 4 days or so, because the glue gets off little by little (not because of playing, but because of washing). I cant be the only one who has this problem? Do you guys have found any solution?

_____________________________

Фламенко
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 25 2009 12:27:53
 
c

Posts: 315
Joined: Nov. 20 2005
From: manitoba, canada

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to XXX

I have made a great discovery for my nails

GORILLA GLUE

start with clean properly shaped nails
put on a coat of nail hardener
then put on a very thin coat of Gorrilla Glue

the nail hardener is so the glue is not really sticking to your nail...... but to the nail hardener. When you want to start over it will remove easier.


this glue can take a beating
Im getting two or three weeks without reapplying .......just file as usual
The only down fall is the glue takes over an hour to dry

c
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 25 2009 12:45:03
 
beno

Posts: 872
Joined: Nov. 3 2006
From: Hungary

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to XXX

Hey Deniz

I'd strongly recommend You to stay away from using glue that contains cyano acrylate!!! that's just making it worse!! It's poisonous and ruins your nails on the long period

Altough I had just a couple of period when I struggled with nail problems, I know how frustrating this is!

Well, Juan Carmona said on one of his courses to eat a lot of cheese (ementaler), wich worked for me very well!!! ...AND I like cheese a lot almost all kinds of cheese: parmesan, eidamer etc. Maybe I was Mickey Mouse in my previous life
I really think that the things You eat determinate the quality of Your nails, hair etc. etc so choosing your foods properly will strenghten Your nails from 'inside'

Aside from that I've tried several stuff, but had quite good results with only two things: one is a nail-growth booster and the other one is a lacquer applied in a very thin coat...

As soon as I got home, gonna write here the exact name of those..I don't remember well, which shows the frequency of my nail problems
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 26 2009 7:46:41
 
xirdneH_imiJ

Posts: 1751
Joined: Dec. 2 2006
From: Budapest, Hungary

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to beno

am i just lucky? i stopped using any kind of glue completely bit less than a year ago and haven't had a nail problem ever since...they're both flexible and strong which sounds somewhat ambivalent but that's the case...as i'm not conscious about the kind of food i eat i can only put it down to my liking of milk products too, every morning i drink coffee with 50% milk in it plus i love cheese...
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 26 2009 11:33:54
 
XXX

Posts: 4400
Joined: Apr. 14 2005
 

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to XXX

Hm is there a better glue than acrylate?
I like cheese too, eat it everyday, and i actually had never any severe problem with my nails. I just decided to use nail hardener because they got thinner and thinner. But when i started with dance, the nail hardener would always fall off during playing.
I am very happy with acrylic powder, it prefer the sound i get with a thicker nail. The only problem is, it falls off because the glue looses adhesivity.
Gorilla Glue... sounds good
Gonna try it, and also try putting a nail hardener first.

_____________________________

Фламенко
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 26 2009 11:56:06

ToddK

 

Posts: 2960
Joined: Dec. 6 2004
 

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to XXX

Im with xirdneH on this. All natural is the way i go now.

I used Acrylic for a long time. It worked, and i thought it sounded good.
But then i decided to get rid of it, and go natural. Once my nails recovered
from the acrylic, which took a good 6 months, i thought, WOW, natural nails
sound ALOT better. I think the reason is, they are flexible. The acrylic is
like cement.
I say, go natural, and use crazy glue for dance class.

You natural nails respond to hard use. They eventually strengthen themselves
the more you use them unprotected. Similar to the way your skin calluses when you wear on it. The biggest issue with unprotected nails
is hazards like door knobs, case buckles, etc, when not playing guitar.

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 26 2009 14:23:29
 
Pgh_flamenco

 

Posts: 1322
Joined: Dec. 5 2007
From: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to XXX

Has anyone tried biotin? I have some but haven't used it yet. Seems like a good way to go if you want to use natural nails with no hardners/glues.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 26 2009 14:38:26
 
Andy Culpepper

Posts: 2666
Joined: Mar. 30 2009
From: NY, USA

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to XXX

Well, if you are interested in using glue, and really want a rock-hard protection that will not wear off, it's really simple actually: baking soda.

Just put some on the nail and slap your krazy glue on top of that and sand it down a bit.

You don't need a lot of soda (just a thin dusting) and in fact if you use too much it can actually smoke and burn you when you put the glue on because the reaction is so strong

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 26 2009 19:20:15
 
at_leo_87

Posts: 3054
Joined: Aug. 30 2008
From: Boston, MA, U.S.A

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to Pgh_flamenco

quote:

Has anyone tried biotin? I have some but haven't used it yet. Seems like a good way to go if you want to use natural nails with no hardners/glues.


i have biotin in my multivitamin. i seriously cant remember the last time i broke a nail. even if i did, my nails grow really fast.

but i also use opi nail hardener. so i dont really know what's making my nails so strong.

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 26 2009 21:07:21
 
Exitao

Posts: 907
Joined: Mar. 13 2006
From: Vancouver, Canada

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to XXX

Biotin is found in most B-complex vitamins.

_____________________________

Callidus et iracundus.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 26 2009 22:33:33
 
krichards

Posts: 597
Joined: Jan. 14 2007
From: York, England

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to xirdneH_imiJ

quote:

am i just lucky? i stopped using any kind of glue completely bit less than a year ago and haven't had a nail problem ever since...


No its not luck.

I stopped using glue too and my nails are stronger than ever. I'm an amatuer luthier so I sometimes break a nail, but when this happens I just file it down and make do for a couple of days. It doesn't take long to get used to a very short nail and they soon grow back.
But, if i was a performer I would resort to glue and tissue in an emergency.

_____________________________

Kevin Richards

http://www.facebook.com/#!/kevin.richards.1048554
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 27 2009 0:06:47
 
beno

Posts: 872
Joined: Nov. 3 2006
From: Hungary

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to XXX

Exactly Todd nad Imij!
Going the natural way is the best, but during the recovery of glues i used 'oriflame' Growth booster, and for hardening I used to use some Avon Nail experts in a very thin layer, and when a piece of it comes down just replace it immediatelly. that worked for me and i don't remember when I broke a nail last time, not using anything, maybe that two on a 3 or 4 monthly basis.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 27 2009 14:30:46
 
XXX

Posts: 4400
Joined: Apr. 14 2005
 

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to XXX

Those of you who switch from acryl to natural have to tell me how you managed the sound, coz my acryl layers are 2 times thicker than my nails. So the whole thing is 3 times as big as my normal nail. That gives a round and powerfull sound imo. I only use it only on i,m,a btw. I tried to play without anything just 2 days ago it sounded really awfull

_____________________________

Фламенко
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 2 2009 9:17:32
 
Isa

 

Posts: 13
Joined: Jan. 30 2009
 

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to XXX

ever since i took Biotin B I have not cracked a nail , and they seem to grow back faster, too.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 12 2009 20:50:05

ToddK

 

Posts: 2960
Joined: Dec. 6 2004
 

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to XXX

quote:

I tried to play without anything just 2 days ago it sounded really awfull


Once you use the acrylic powder, your nails are screwed for at least 6 months.

They will need to grow all the way out from the cuticle,,, twice. 3 months per cycle= 6 months.

Then they will be back to normal. At that point it will take another few months
to build them up by playing on them alot. They will get thicker and thicker as
you play on them, and file them everyday.

No shortcut on this one sorry to say. You'll have to show extreme patience to get where you want to go on this, but you can do it.
Its definately worth it in my opinion. Im actually still waiting for my index to get through the second growth cycle. i was impatient in the begining and put a silk wrap on it. Bad idea.

TK

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 12 2009 22:59:23

ToddK

 

Posts: 2960
Joined: Dec. 6 2004
 

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to XXX

Also wanted to add, i dont believe in the philosophy that nails are connected
to diet.

I have the worst diet imaginable. I live on rootbeer and pizza. I never take any supplements or multivitamins of any kind. My nails are extremely thick and healthy.

If i were to grow out the nails on my left hand, they would be much thinner than
my right hand. They have to be played on, and filed for quite some time. That is the key. Not what you eat.

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 12 2009 23:01:46
 
gshaviv

Posts: 272
Joined: Mar. 23 2005
From: Israel

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to Pgh_flamenco

quote:

Has anyone tried biotin?


Tried it for a while, haven't noticed any effect on my nails.

_____________________________

Guy
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 12 2009 23:20:45
 
12850bd

 

Posts: 103
Joined: Nov. 9 2006
 

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to XXX

The gorilla glue sounds interesting. What type of gorilla glue are we talking about ....because I notice there are 4 types...original/ woodworking/ epoxy and superglue..all different compositions.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 14 2017 5:36:09
 
Dudnote

Posts: 1764
Joined: Nov. 13 2007
 

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to 12850bd

After 10 months of glue and acrylic it's time I try something else....





Images are resized automatically to a maximum width of 800px

Attachment (2)

_____________________________

Ay compañerita de mi alma
tú ahora no me conoces.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 14 2017 18:00:12
 
Goldwinghai

Posts: 126
Joined: Mar. 17 2015
From: Virginia USA

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to Dudnote

I switched from super glue to this Diamond Strength nail hardener and have found it really hard. There was almost no sign of wear after 2+ weeks (two hours every day). It’s easy to apply. Three coats and the nails would look visibly thicker. $6.99 at Ulta.
Here is a picture.



Images are resized automatically to a maximum width of 800px

Attachment (1)
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 24 2019 2:38:47
 
JasonM

Posts: 903
Joined: Dec. 8 2005
From: Baltimore

RE: Nails and acryl powder (in reply to Goldwinghai

Thanks for the tip. I saw that stuff in the store and thought about trying it.

I have tried about 10 different cyanoacrelate brands not just for my nails but also in guitar building and woodworking. I think most of them are garbage. Two brands have stood out, 1 sold by a Violin Luthier supply place at $18 a bottle. Never goes bad and dries clear. But the best is this stuff : DAP rapid fuse. I LOVE this glue and it’s Made in my home town! I use it to slap together quick jigs for guitar building. It is incredibly strong. Doesn’t go bad, And it sticks to my nails for a long time without chipping off. Says it’s the latest in cyanoacrelate technology... whatever it is, it works well. Also comes in a brush on bottle.



Images are resized automatically to a maximum width of 800px

Attachment (1)
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 24 2019 3:34:46
Page:   [1]
All Forums >>Discussions >>General >> Page: [1]
Jump to:

New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software powered by ASP Playground Advanced Edition 2.0.5
Copyright © 2000 - 2003 ASPPlayground.NET

0.046875 secs.