Nail foil confusion

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I recently brought a nail foil set with foil gel... On the bottle it says apply a thin layer to nail cure for 10-15 seconds apply foil... I follow the instructions but for the life of me can't get it to work, I've tried curing for 30 seconds, 40, 50 and even a minute... But no matter how long I cure for doesn't work, I can get some bits to stick but not the whole nail, sometimes it seems the foil gel hasn't cured and is still wet, I'm normally quite a quick learner but even the company video doesn't help, can anyone suggest anything?

The brand is claw culture

Thanks in advance
 

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Foils can be a bit of a hit or a miss. Try wiping the back of the foil with IPA beforehand. I’ve tried a couple of the foil gels but prefer the glue
 

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I'm getting good transfer with the new Lecente foil gel which you cure for 2 mins.
 

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Some lamps can over cure and then it won't work.
 

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I recently brought a nail foil set with foil gel... On the bottle it says apply a thin layer to nail cure for 10-15 seconds apply foil... I follow the instructions but for the life of me can't get it to work, I've tried curing for 30 seconds, 40, 50 and even a minute... But no matter how long I cure for doesn't work, I can get some bits to stick but not the whole nail, sometimes it seems the foil gel hasn't cured and is still wet, I'm normally quite a quick learner but even the company video doesn't help, can anyone suggest anything?

The brand is claw culture

Thanks in advance
Hi during lockdown i cid lots of videos for Claw Culture and did one with their foil gel And foils. Wipe the back of the foil with nail prep cleanser, apply a generous layer of foil gel and cure for 1 minute ( not the 10-15 secs, as suggested). X
 

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I'm getting into foils for my press on nails but I am having the same issue as some girls here, has anyone used the TNS foil gel?. I've wiped alcohol on the back of the foil, Applied a thin layer, wiped the tackiness off the actual nail after the gel has cured. I find letting the gel adhesive cool down after its cured for 30secs to get it abit more tacky helps. I find not rubbing hard and pulling off the foil quickly works but still doesn't get the whole nail covered. It's so hit and miss...I've ordered a Makartt glue. Has anyone used it?
 

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I'm no expert, only just getting into foils myself. I use CND Shellac and so far has worked fine without any foil gel although I do use glue if using normal nail polish, Have you tried without foil gel?
 

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I've used Naio Nails foil gel and wipe the back of the foil with gel residue wipe off solution. I use my finger and a rubber hoof and rub until it releases on its own xx
 

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