>Are you priming, using a thicker layer, adding layers like a fill instead of soaking each time, is your acetone cold? I don't know the brands that are taking longer for you now.
Thanks for the thougts.
I only prime the very tip of the fe and I am very concious about not putting on a lot so it doesn't flow up the plate more than needed. I buff the top coat.
I'm beginning to suspect my base layer is thick because today as I remove a french (EOCC), after I wrapped and plastic gloved, I placted the finger tips in a bowl of warm sand. By the time I had returned to the right pinky to see what was happening (yeah I peaked), well the tc, pink, and white were curled up/off in one peice. The base was smooth and shiney.
I wrapped it up again (twice). When I began to push it off with my ow stick, some of it was still on very well. I wrapped them all again with the same cotton ball with a little more acetone. After that more came off, but there were shiney patches here and there on the nail plates.
I don't like to buff anything but had to knock the shine off and do my prep because I was falling behind.
I still was not stisfied with the way the base came off. I love EOCC, not gonna give it up because it wears so w e l l.
Me and Shellac parted ways about 10 months ago, I just got a dz Gelish colors and picked up a couple each of the newer IBD and EZ flow gp. The shop bought the OPI Gelcolor kit and a six more colors, but the only thing I liked was the light.
Now that I'm thinking about all this, I used the OPI LED light set at 30 secs. for each coat. My clients even set it on 30 sec. for me if someone else has changed the timer.
I know the base only needs 10 secs. Would that make that much of a difference in the base bonding so tightly
Well I will see this week when I go back to a 10 sec. cure for the base. I will have to resort back to using my Harmony 4 finger cure light that has the 10 sec. setting.
Sorry guys for answering my own post!