Topic : abrasives

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silicon carbide

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A crystalline mineral used on nail abrasives because it is inexpensive and nearly as hard as diamond.

Keywords: abrasives   files  

pumice

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A porous, lightweight volcanic rock used in solid form as an abrasive and in powdered form as a abrasive polish.

Keywords: abrasives   buffers   files   implements  

micro buffer

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A type of finishing file with a very high grit (over 800) used to polish or shine acrylic or natural nails.

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files

October 20, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Nail files use abrasives in various grits to roughen, shape, polish, or remove the surface of artificial and natural nails.

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abrasive

October 20, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Abrasive is a material used to roughen, shape, polish, or remove the surface of artificial and natural nails; or one component of a file (the abrasive material is affixed to a core, which is usually affixed to a cushion or center). Abrasives are one of the most-often used tools by nail techncians — for shaping, removing shine, and smoothing.

Keywords: abrasives   buffers   files  

grit

January 2, 2011  | Encyclopedia

Grit is a term used in defining the coarseness or texture of abrasives; grit is measured in numbers; a lower grit (fewer grit particles per square inch) is more coarse. Nail file grits range from 60-80 (extra coarse) to 900-1,200 (buffers).

Keywords: abrasives   buffers   files  

Files, Buffers, and Grits, Oh My!

October 1, 2010  | Article

Top nail competitor Lynn Lammers offers an excellent description of filing grits, and how best to use them in this excerpt from her online NAILS blog, Competition Insider.

Keywords: abrasives   acrylics   competitions   electric files   electric filing techniques  

Time to Shine

April 1, 1998  | Article

Just because the buffing step is last doesn’t mean it should be glossed over. Perfecting you buffing skills can transform natural or artificial nails from good to great.

Keywords: abrasives   buffing   files   filing techniques   H&H Products  

The Ultimate File Guide

August 1, 1997  | Article

From functional to just plain fun, nail files come in hundreds of styles. Most are a matter of personal preference, but there have been some advancements that can make your work faster and easier:

Keywords: abrasives   buffers   files   filing techniques   Flowery  

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