Mudcat Café message #1280796 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73619   Message #1280796
Posted By: C-flat
25-Sep-04 - 12:48 PM
Thread Name: fingernail strengthening
Subject: RE: fingernail strengthening
After a good spell of untroubled picking I seem to be breaking nails again. I seem to go through spells of this, presumably a reflection on my general state of health, maybe it's time to up my insurance.
I'm interested in trying "acrylics" but I'm curious as to how they look. Do they have a highly polished finish or do they look like natural nails?
Something that is obviously false looking would be a problem for me on a day-to-day basis. In the past I've tried everything from glue-on nails to ping-pong balls without finding a satisfactory solution and last night I tried Super-Teds' fibre-glass/superglue tip with almost disastrous consequences! Maybe it was the lack of protective basecoat (I needed something quick) but the mixture of glue and fibre-glass brought on a chemical reaction which began to burn my fingers. My attempts to rip the offending concoction off was hampered by the fumes which caused my eyes to sting!
No harm done and I managed to get through the gig minus a nail.

C-flat.