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I had my nails done today in another salon as a treat, the salon use creative products and the girl who done my nails stuck the tip on using resin and not nail glue. i was wondering is resin similar to creatives gel bond? and do any of you geeks use resin instead of nail glue? i would like to know your opinions as i might start using resin.
 

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I use Ezflows brush on resin as I cannot get on with any of the CND adhesices, they ALWAYS clog for me, I find a brush on much easier to use, and I dont have any problems using this instead.:)
 

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I use Ezflows brush on resin as I cannot get on with any of the CND adhesices, they ALWAYS clog for me, I find a brush on much easier to use, and I dont have any problems using this instead.:)



Thanks i might try that one as i use ezflow. the one they were using was millennium, and wasn't brush on. might have to get all the catalogues out!
 

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I was trained to use resin rather than glue, when I did my VTCT. We were told it is less damaging.
 

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I use resin, I couldn't open my adhesive once, and a fellow tech told me to use resin, I got on with it well, and am still on the same bottle and it was like forever ago lol ,
(its the millenium one I have too)
 

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i was taught with resin, they said it was stronger but have since used glue and the tips have always stayed on:confused:
 

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(its the millennium one I have too)
I used that resin this afternoon on a nail biter, I would usually sculpt but decided against it, run out of Gelbond adhesive and plumped for the resin instead, it does a similar job although I have to say that I do prefer to use Gelbond when applying tips.
 

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I always use resin instead of adhesive, but to be honest, i always thought that resins and adhesives were virtually the same sort of substance.

Aren't they all in the same family as glues, resins, adhesives?
 

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I believe that all of the CND adhesives are pressure activated, so when you apply pressure on the tip the adhesive activates and begins to set, Gel Bond has a 10 second set time and Speed Bond 5 seconds, when pressure is applied.....no pressure no set.

Resins set in their own time, which can depend on the temperature, faster in hotter weather, slower in cold weather, unless you use a resin activator which will complete the set time. In ambient conditions, I'd say that applying a tip with resin will be around the 5 second mark.
 

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ok forgive me for being really dumb
is resin and nail adhesive not the same ?
:hug:
 

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Thanks for all your replies, looks like i will be giving that one a go.
 

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I believe that all of the CND adhesives are pressure activated, so when you apply pressure on the tip the adhesive activates and begins to set, Gel Bond has a 10 second set time and Speed Bond 5 seconds, when pressure is applied.....no pressure no set.

Resins set in their own time, which can depend on the temperature, faster in hotter weather, slower in cold weather, unless you use a resin activator which will complete the set time. In ambient conditions, I'd say that applying a tip with resin will be around the 5 second mark.
They have different setting times as you say Cathie, thanks for the reminder, i couldn't remember the exact times, but i'm sure they are chemically fromt he same family??
 

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ok forgive me for being really dumb
is resin and nail adhesive not the same ?
:hug:
Nailsinlondon1 wrote an artice or a post about this, which I think answers everything, but I'm not very good at searches and can't find it!
 

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Nailsinlondon1 wrote an artice or a post about this, which I think answers everything, but I'm not very good at searches and can't find it!
thanks will search now xx
 

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resin is glue, glue is resin (the only difference is the viscosity), or, "the thickness". The term "resin" also sounds better than glue (resin is a name often associated with fiberglass nails), you can even use the word "adhesive" :) (it's mostly terminology), as long as you are using a decent product line that is actually designed for nails.
 

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