Do I need base coat before applying gel polish on acrylics and fibreglass etc?

Quick one i saw a thread on fb about using gel polish over a system and someone advised that there is no need for the base coat and to go straight on with the colour and cure?

Is this right? I have been using base coat but was just wondering if i can do it this way??

Thanks xxx

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LeeLee'z

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I dnt use base coat when applying on acrylics. I rough file (no buffing smooth) and apply my colour coats then top coat and ive never had a problem HTH xx

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pure

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As long as you haven't finished your enhancements to a smooth finish then there is no need for a base coat.
 
Ahhh i see i always buff them smooth to make sure now lumps and bumps im a bit of a perfectionist so im probably best to ise base coat arent i.

Thanks you very much xxx

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pure

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You can still file them smooth to elimate any bumps and ensure the shape is correct but not to a high shine. With acrylic I tend to finish with a white block prior to applying colour.
 
I only go to the white block stage i dont tend to buff them with my buffer i alwayd use a uv top coat.

So if i only go to the white block can i still apply it without the base coat?? Can i do the same with fiberglass?

Xxx

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pure

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Absolutely :) you shouldn't have any problem in that case.
 
Fabulous!!! Thanks soo much xxx

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