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12850bd

 

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NAIL GLUE AGAIN 

I have been using brush on nail glue now for a few months and was wondering how long is it supposed to last. I apply 2 or 3 coats and play for dance classes 3 nights a week. After it chips I put a bit more on . However after about two weeks it starts to crack and bit flake off near the edge. (See image)
Is it better at this stage to just put more over the top or remove it and put some fresh coats on...cheers peter



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 31 2019 21:54:01
 
Leñador

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RE: NAIL GLUE AGAIN (in reply to 12850bd

Two weeks seems completely reasonable for nail glue to me. I’d say pick off the loose bits, give it a bit of a file to rough up the surface and reapply.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 1 2019 0:52:31
 
JasonM

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RE: NAIL GLUE AGAIN (in reply to Leñador

I get about a week before I need to get my nails did.
According to maestro Ricardo, you don’t need to pick off or scuff up the old glue that’s chipping off, just apply new glue over top. Personally, I file and smooth the high spots or bumps once the new glue sets in over top the old stuff.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 1 2019 3:01:59
 
12850bd

 

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RE: NAIL GLUE AGAIN (in reply to 12850bd

Thanks Lenador and Jason...that's good to know. I assumed there might be something wrong with the way I was doing it. The glue I used was brand new and i expected it would last longer like acrylic.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 1 2019 4:31:02
 
Leñador

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RE: NAIL GLUE AGAIN (in reply to 12850bd

Glue only lasts a couple weeks but it’s way better for your nails than acrylic. I invested in a UV gel kit and love it, done properly it’ll last as long as acrylic but is supposedly better for your nails, so far I’m very happy. I only use it on my very problematic thumb.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 1 2019 4:47:16
 
Ricardo

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RE: NAIL GLUE AGAIN (in reply to 12850bd

1. Don’t scrape anything off though it’s tempting. If it flakes off gently of course it’s ok to gently brush that off. Simply apply more on top over the holes and over the old glue that is not yet flaking. In your pic it’s not yet flaking so more on top of the cracks.

2. Without playing much only a week or so before flaking. Heavy play will wear it off much quicker. Always make time to reapply if you have a heavy playing schedule. Always keep glue handy Incase reaching doorknob or other accidents occur.

3. After opening the bottle it goes bad like food. Store in ziplock bag and it will last a couple months.

4. You might notice a brand new bottle is very viscous like gel. Discard it and buy a new one. Also discard when an old trusty bottle starts going on more like gel.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 1 2019 5:47:29
 
gerundino63

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RE: NAIL GLUE AGAIN (in reply to Ricardo

If I have the permission to add a point to the points of Ricardo,

5. Try to avoid to put the glue all the way to the cuticle, it avoids the risk of getting allergic to the glue.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 1 2019 8:51:08
 
Ricardo

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RE: NAIL GLUE AGAIN (in reply to gerundino63

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ORIGINAL: gerundino63

If I have the permission to add a point to the points of Ricardo,

5. Try to avoid to put the glue all the way to the cuticle, it avoids the risk of getting allergic to the glue.


Of course you have permission to add your opinion, however I must go on record to disagree. When I have a good coat of glue lasting a long time I notice a little gap forming at the nail bed as new nail is growing forward. That gap ends up catching on the string, and tells me that sometimes rasgueados start way back there and run the length of the entire nail. It follows that you would want to proctect that area so that after it grows out, you don’t end up with a weaker thinner nail in that area where the string was digging in.

The second issue we have argued in the past, sure some rare % of people develop allergies to all kinds of things. You can’t live life thinking you MIGHT be allergic to something, the only way is to do tests. In my family someone had a reaction to shrimp at the dinner table so now whenever somebody bites into a shell fish there is the awkward pause as my family members wait to see if you start to balloon up. IMO that is silly. It might happen and then the person will know they need to deal with it, until then average joe needs to carry on with life.

The last thing is people might be concerned of “chemical reactions” with the skin and such. Again I have stated numerous times I often put this stuff right on top of open wounds to close and protect, never had a reaction from any type of nail glue of any brand so far. Just this summer at the beach my sister in-law fell off her bike and busted her chin wide open. Blood squirting everywhere. Now she is a nurse and had tons of first aid gear handy, she put gauze and tape etc. After couple of hours the wound kept ripping open and blood pouring down every time she laughed or opened her mouth too wide, certainly a candidate for stitches, or major scarring was gonna happen. I told her I couldn’t take it anymore pulled out my nail glue and glued that thing shut. Bleeding stops immediatley and she was fine soon after.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 1 2019 15:44:13
 
Pgh_flamenco

 

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RE: NAIL GLUE AGAIN (in reply to Ricardo

quote:

Just this summer at the beach my sister in-law fell off her bike and busted her chin wide open. Blood squirting everywhere. Now she is a nurse and had tons of first aid gear handy, she put gauze and tape etc. After couple of hours the wound kept ripping open and blood pouring down every time she laughed or opened her mouth too wide, certainly a candidate for stitches, or major scarring was gonna happen. I told her I couldn’t take it anymore pulled out my nail glue and glued that thing shut. Bleeding stops immediatley and she was fine soon after.


Cyanoacrylate glues were used during the Vietnam War to stop bleeding. A quote from Wikipedia confirms that,

"cyanoacrylate can be safer and more functional for wound closure than traditional suturing (stitches).[15] The adhesive is superior in time required to close wounds, incidence of infection (suture canals through the skin's epidermal, dermal, and subcutaneous fat layers introduce additional routes of contamination),[15] and finally cosmetic appearance.[16][17]"

Another quote from Wikipedia refers to its use by musicians, "Similarly, stringed-instrument players can form protective finger caps (in addition to calluses) with cyanoacrylates."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanoacrylate#Medical_and_veterinary

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 1 2019 22:56:53
 
gerundino63

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RE: NAIL GLUE AGAIN (in reply to Ricardo

LOL Ricardo,
If you even glued your sister in law, I rest my case. Man what a story.

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