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These instructions include the use of the following products:

  • Base Nail Tips for Silicone Practice Fingers
  • Red Iguana Primer for Silicone Practice Hand
  • Gorilla Glue Gel
  • Double sided Glue Tabs

OPTION 1:

Directions:
Insert the base nail tip in the cuticle pocket as deeply as you can. This is your base nail and your finger is now ready to use. You can practice nail art and extensions this way.

Removal:

Simply remove the nail from the cuticle pocket.

 

OPTION 2:

Directions:
To create a more stable base nail use our Red Iguana Primer for Silicone Practice Hand and Gorilla Glue Gel.

  1. Apply a thin layer of Red Iguana Primer for Silicone Practice Hand onto the nail bed and let it dry for 10 seconds.
  2. Insert the base nail tip into the cuticle pocket as deeply as you can.
  3. Apply a small amount of Gorilla Glue Gel between the nail tip and silicone finger and gently press the nail to the nail bed. Hold for 30-60 seconds. Be sure to remove any glue excess from the cuticle area.
  4. Let it dry for 5-15 minutes.
  5. Your base nail is now stabilised and ready to add your extensions.

Note:

  • If sculpting, wrap a piece of tape around the finger for your form to attach to.
  • Double sided Glue Tabs can be used to attach full cover tips.

 

Removal of Base Nail Tip:

  1. Dip finger into acetone and soak for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Wipe off dissolved material using a soft wipe.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the nail tip and glue are completely dissolved.
  4. These steps may need to be repeated a number of times.
  5. With enough time the base nail tip should dissolve deep under the cuticle area.
  6. This a slow and gentle process, please be patient.

Only use soft wipes during the entire removal process.

Never use pusher to remove nail tips, this could permanently damage the silicone finger.

DO NOT RIP OFF NAILS, this could permanently damage the silicone finger.

 

Removal of Extensions:

File Off:

  1. File off until reaching the base nail. If using an e-file DO NOT touch the silicone with the nail bit.
  2. Try not to file off the base nail - just like with a real person's nail. This also enables the base nail to be used again.

Soak Off: 

This will also remove the base nail.

  1. Cut off the length and file off the top coat if needed.
  2. Dip finger into acetone and soak for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Wipe off dissolved material using a soft wipe.
  4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the nail tip and glue are completely dissolved.
  5. These steps may need to be repeated a number of times.
  6. With enough time the base nail tip should dissolve deep under the cuticle area.
  7. This a slow and gentle process, please be patient.

If you wish to use your hand without filing or soaking off, we recommend using our double sided glue tabs with full coverage nail tips.