Natural overlays chipping

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fisewell

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what reasons do natural overlays chip at the edge after a couple of days and how do you prevent it happening? any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys:irked:
 

Bagpuss

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You need to make sure you are capping the free edge. x
 

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Thanks for your reply. I thought I was capping the free edge but obviously not well enough. Is that the only reason that would cause chipping or is there anything else? xx
 

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You might not be building the structure right and the free edge is too thin right...I don't use IBD but I know that if you paint it on like polish (it's a builder gel) it's likely to peel...HTH
 

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Be careful to use the cleanser plus sparingly as it can make the end of the nails brittle because of the acetone in it L x
 

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To ensure you're capping the free edge totally apply a form and extend the free edge by 1 or 2 mm, this makes sure the free edge and sidewalls are completely encased with gel.

When filing the free edge after removing the forms, file at a 90 degree angle with your abrasive angled so that it's filing slightly under the enhancement, this leaves the nail capped as opposed to filing off the capped nail/gel.

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