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Electric Filing Techniques: Repairing a Crack

Cracks appear too often on acrylic nails, but with the help of an electric file they can easily be removed.

Cracks appear too often on acrylic nails, but with the help of an electric file they can easily be removed, says Comfort.

Type of bit to use: Mini French-filled diamond

 

1.  Begin work on the crack before prepping the nail. The nail is still shiny and smooth and you can still see the definition of the crack.

 

2.  Drill out the crack using a low speed ranging from 3,500-6,000 RPM, depending on the machine. If you go too slowly, it can cause the machine to vibrate and send air pockets into the nail. Hold the bit parallel to the nail. Apply even pressure starting from the outer perimeter of the nail, going in toward the crack. Only remove enough material to make your repair and move on.

 



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