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siliconsoniquete

 

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Nail tips? 

I keep breaking my nails doing golpes (and also just normal life). I've tried lots of things including recently silk wrap and super glue. I did three layers on each nail and found it worked pretty well, but after a day or two even the silk wrap nail was starting to bend and crack.

I'm thinking of gluing a bit of a ping pong ball under the nail. Has anybody had success with this?

Any other suggestions?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 1 2015 18:20:57
 
Johnvsch

 

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RE: Nail tips? (in reply to siliconsoniquete

As Andre Segovia already said: most difficult in guitarplaying is to be born with the right nails.
I use Argana oil to stenghten them.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 1 2015 20:08:55
 
Dudnote

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RE: Nail tips? (in reply to siliconsoniquete

Super glue makes nails fragile, and when your ping pong ball pings off it will take bits of nail with it.

Since I started using this I have never broken a nail
http://www.folica.com/reviews/spa-and-body/nail-treatments/mavala-scientifique-nail-hardener

Only nail problem I have right now is heavy thumb playing filing an arc into the side of my thumb nail tip.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 2 2015 2:34:19
 
Ricardo

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RE: Nail tips? (in reply to Dudnote

quote:

ORIGINAL: Dudnote

Super glue makes nails fragile, and when your ping pong ball pings off it will take bits of nail with it.

Since I started using this I have never broken a nail
http://www.folica.com/reviews/spa-and-body/nail-treatments/mavala-scientifique-nail-hardener

Only nail problem I have right now is heavy thumb playing filing an arc into the side of my thumb nail tip.



It's not the GLUE it's the fact you glued some materials to the nail and when that stuff comes off, the nail goes with or at least bits of nail. And nails become thin then.

If you just put on the Krazy Glue by itself, no silk or acrylics or plastic ping pong balls etc, it will protect the nail and let em grow. Just don't try to scrape it off and the nails will grow strong and thick as normal.

I feel this discussion is a bit of deja vu.
http://www.foroflamenco.com/tm.asp?m=277081&p=1&tmode=1&smode=1

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 2 2015 4:29:48
 
gerundino63

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RE: Nail tips? (in reply to Ricardo

@ Ricardo,

quote:

I feel this discussion is a bit of a deja vu


If you are as long around as some of us, everything feels like a deja vu
I always respect a lot the patience you have to still share your enormous knowledge with us, time after time after time.....

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 2 2015 7:03:42
 
edguerin

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RE: Nail tips? (in reply to gerundino63

quote:

If you are as long around as some of us, everything feels like a deja vu


That applies to life in general, not just the foro ...

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 2 2015 8:35:58
 
gerundino63

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RE: Nail tips? (in reply to edguerin

That are wise
Words Ed

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 2 2015 14:00:31
 
pbekkerh

 

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RE: Nail tips? (in reply to siliconsoniquete

I have especially one nail, that breaks but I had an artificial nail put on in a nailsalon, and that really works and stays on for weeks.
I'm recently experiencing with Keratex, a hardener for horsehoofs that solidifies the keratin. They say its only for horses but nails are also keratin and it does work.
I'm still waiting for my weak nail to grow out after the sanding for the artificial nail, before I can be certain.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 2 2015 17:43:17
 
Dudnote

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RE: Nail tips? (in reply to Ricardo

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ricardo
I feel this discussion is a bit of deja vu.

That's because it's groundhog day. I was thinking to put he question why there are so few female flamenco guitarists, but on second thoughts...

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 3 2015 2:11:44

ToddK

 

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RE: Nail tips? (in reply to siliconsoniquete

i try crazy glue from time to time on the thumb, but it always dries the nail out, and it chips. I'd rather have some wear than chipping.

If you're breaking nails doing golpes, i would have to think you're doing them wrong,
or way too hard. I would have to bash a hole in the top to break a nail that way.

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