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gel top coat
#1
What does one use to wipe the dull surface off of the nail after using gel topcoat. I just purchased a few bottles and Im not sure what to use,Thanks in advance.Smile
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#2
some people swear by 99% alcohol, others say the regular 70% will work.
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#3
I second that answer
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#4
I use Young Nail's Mani-Q cleanser, it was specifically designed for using to cleanse and wipe tacky layers for gel polish.
Candice
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#5
Pure acetone
Jaime Schrabeck, Ph.D. (yes, it's real)
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#6
(08-17-2013, 02:40 AM)PrecisionNails Wrote: Pure acetone


Lol, I just assumed she was asking about gel polish top coat. Of course acetone is perfect for traditional hard gels, but definitely not for soakable products!
Candice
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#7
Alcohol gives the best shine,but some brands have their own wipe off.ie Gelish have Cleanse. Gin or vodka will also work in an emergency!!!!!!!
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#8
99% Isopropyl Alcohol. Acetone will remove the residue, but will often dull the shine.
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#9
(08-21-2013, 04:54 PM)mrs o Wrote: Alcohol gives the best shine,but some brands have their own wipe off.ie Gelish have Cleanse. Gin or vodka will also work in an emergency!!!!!!!


I have some lovely Raspberry Vodka, but I don't think I will use it on nail services! Cool
Candice
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#10
(08-23-2013, 10:01 AM)CandiceAE Wrote:
(08-21-2013, 04:54 PM)mrs o Wrote: Alcohol gives the best shine,but some brands have their own wipe off.ie Gelish have Cleanse. Gin or vodka will also work in an emergency!!!!!!!


I have some lovely Raspberry Vodka, but I don't think I will use it on nail services! Cool


Ha ha - no you drink it while you have the panic attack! It does work - truly and so does cnd cool blue, but 99% alcohol gives a great shine. I had to try the gin method one time while doing a friend's nails at home and it worked!
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#11
Used 91% Alcohol with OPI's gelcolor top coat and it worked perfectly.
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#12
would make 70% vs 90% alcohol make that much difference? Interesting!
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#13
Non-acetone polish remover - cost effective and works great on soak-off gel polish.

Chrissy
http://www.lovethosetoes.com
Bowie, MD
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#14
Gypsifire asked about the correct wipe off for Gel.
I answered with a gel Polish wipe off.
Different services completely!
Hence the confusion on this thread.
My fault entirely, lesson to self- read the question--engage your brain!
I am sure that someone here will give the Op the Correct answer.


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#15
Lol on the alcohol choices! I had to use Listerine a few evenings ago while doing my nails at home. I had everything BUT alcohol here. You use what you have to in a pinch!
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#16
(10-11-2013, 08:32 AM)[email protected] Wrote: would make 70% vs 90% alcohol make that much difference? Interesting!


It did for me. Couldn't locate the higher stuff and tried it and the surface was dull and sticky. What I did find I was able to do till I located some was add 25 to 50% acetone to the alchol and it worked fine.
Brenda
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#17
Hmmm I guess I'll have to experiment & see the difference!!
Thx
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