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Hi all.

this got me thinking, someone I know has just finished a basic nail training course and they gave me their training book to look over. In the instructions it says to use a 80/80 grit file to blend the tip to the nail. Dont you all think that is a bit harsh?

what do you use to blend the tip.
 

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Hi all.

this got me thinking, someone I know has just finished a basic nail training course and they gave me their training book to look over. In the instructions it says to use a 80/80 grit file to blend the tip to the nail. Dont you all think that is a bit harsh?

what do you use to blend the tip.
Yes I do. A 180 grit abrasive is ample and most of the time if I am using CND tips I use a 180/240 grit ... CND tips are so easy and fast to blend anyway.
 

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Yes I do. A 180 grit abrasive is ample and most of the time if I am using CND tips I use a 180/240 grit ... CND tips are so easy and fast to blend anyway.
hi, so a 80 grit is not to coarse to blend?
 

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yes it is!
!the higher the number the softer the grit
so 80 is extremely harsh , yet 240 is very soft
hth x
 

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80 is only good for woodwork !!!...:lol: x
 

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YOUCH ! do you have any nail plates left:green:

Only joking ! just make sure your removing SHINE with a gentle abrasive 240 grit as stated !
 

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hi all, thank you all so much for the help. so let me get this stright...
80 grit file - which is very coarse IS ok to blend a tip to the nail..
Use a softer file grit to remove shine afterwards?

I appreciate all the help, I have a problem with my fingertips, so cant really feel the grits!
 

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Do not use any file that is less than 180 grit to blend tips.

80 is less than 180 and therefore too harsh for tip blending.

I hope that is clear.
 

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i use a 180 or 240 grit file for blending
 

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