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Thread #73619   Message #1280858
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
25-Sep-04 - 02:08 PM
Thread Name: fingernail strengthening
Subject: RE: fingernail strengthening
C-Flat, acrylics look totally like natural nails, especially if the nail tech uses the pinkish "flesh tinged" powder, which I would assume is fairly universal now. She will finish them off with a buff and a rub with oil to get rid of the dusty look. (For a polished look, you would have to apply a separate coat of polish).

Incidentally, the burning you experienced wasn't due to a reaction between the glue and the fiberglass, it was just the heat generated by cyanoacrylate when it cures. I have experienced it myself a few time when I have had to make temporary nail repairs.