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Hi there, Im a new geek. Was wondering if anyone else out there uses the Tammy Taylor system and what you think of it?
I am in two minds about the need to etch but otherwise it is a great product! Would appreciate any input on this. thanks.
 

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i am trained with tammy taylor, i found that the product holds just as well with a gentle removal of the shine from the nailplate with a 240 file.
 

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Great thanks for that. I love the product but am weary about the etching. A lot of different products use no etching and a lot of people say etching is not necessary and is bad for the nail plate.
 

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Im confused,what does etching mean,is this buffing the nail plate?
 

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Im confused,what does etching mean,is this buffing the nail plate?
yes , the tammy taylor u.s training advises the use of a 100 grit file to prepare the nail[ all be it only lightly ], although i know that here in the u.k the trainers modify that to a finer grit file.
i dont really know why you would need a course file, the product is very good and adheres very well with a mild but thorough prep.
 

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:eek: 100 grit does seem a bit coarse,and i can understand why the technicians in the Uk would opt for a finer grit.Thanks for that,i think i prefer the word "prep" or "buff" rather than etch:lol:

Btw,do most companies prep the nail with 140 or 180 grit,what is the norm?
 

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Lower than a 240grit on a natural nail is not recommended.
 

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OMG,thanks for that....i really am embaressed now:o
 

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Lower than a 240grit on a natural nail is not recommended.
I was trained with 240 grit as well. Anything more coarse leaves scratches in the nail.
 

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actually it varies between companies, but generally 240 or 180 grit is the norm.
 

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