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Thread: Special manicure - now can't get it off - help

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    I had a special manicure done last week that was "Chip resistant'. I had it done while in Chicago. It was wearing and I had picked some off and when I just tried to remove the polish and it won't come off AT ALL with nail polish remover.

    Any suggestions of what will take it off? I really don't want to have to go pay to have them done again.

    Thanks in advance.

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    had that done last year-what a painful experience! You basically have to file the stuff off. Use an emery board that has course grain to it-will take a while. Sorry you have to go thru it, and I personally will never do it again. Not worth the money as far as I am concerned.

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    Maybe try acetone? I know my nail polish remover is acetone-free, so it wouldn't work. Soaking in acetone should get most of it off, then you may have to buff off some glue.

    I had a horrible nail experience once and I think this is how I removed the tips! Artificial is not for me!

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    Thanks for the tips. These were not artificial nails, but a special polish they used. Made the nails hard and wonderful! But I like to change nail color.

    I did file off the 'polish' on the nails that were the worse. Now to polish them with real polish that will come off. Luckily I have polish that matches the color!

    And, yes, I won't do that treatment again. :)

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    You need to soak fingernails in Acetone. It is an acrylic polish and it's designed not to chip or peel off under normal wear. I wouldn't recommend filing it off as you will get some of your natural nail and will make it thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbaltjars62
    You need to soak fingernails in Acetone. It is an acrylic polish and it's designed not to chip or peel off under normal wear.
    Thanks. It certainly didn't chip or peel. I liked it for that reason.

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    Have you tried 100% acetone nail polish remover? Not all nail pollish removers are created equal.

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    Use acetone. You can get it at a beauty supply or drug store. Pour some in a little glass bowl and soak your fingertips in it for about 15 minutes. Use cotton balls wet with acetone and start rubbing. It is difficult to get off. After yu have it off use some lanolin and rub into your hands and nails and cuticles. Leave it on for about 5 minutes. Then wwash your hands good with a mild soap. That is about the least damage to your own nails you will find. A friend of mine is a hairdresser and she does it this way.

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    I did not know they had such thing. LOL Sounds good if you never want to change the color. I buy a can of Acetone @ WalMart in the paint Dept. It is much cheaper than at a Beauty Supply Store. Good luck & I hope it doesn't hurt your nails.

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    Never heard of polish that wouldn't wear off or chip. Sounds good to me!

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