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How to Use Kupa Bits for Backfills

byKupa Inc. | April 1, 2005

Kupa Inc., a leading manufacturer of electric files and carbide bits, has created a new bit that bakes backfilling easier and faster. This custom one-of-a-kind design comes in K Cut (Silver) and Z Coat, which is a gold-plated finish. The barrel carbide bit is wider at the top, allowing the technician precision cutting with less pressure.

1. After prepping the nail with the VP Safety bit, use a carbide barrel bit at an angle and thin all 10 tips so your cutting will be easier.

2. With the inverted backfill bit at an angle, cut your smile lines using one full swiping motion from side to side.

3. Re-apply your white tip product.

4. Apply your pink or clear product to the base of the nail, meeting up with the fresh white you just applied.

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Even though mix ratio is fundamental to learning about liquid-and-powder acrylic application, it’s still one of the biggest challenges for nail professionals in the salon. The performance and longevity of our product is hugely affected by an incorrect mix ratio.

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You probably know the essential differences between the products and nails terms you use in the salon every day — like soft gel versus hard or LED light versus UV. But could you provide a clear explanation to a curious client? And what about those fuzzy terms that can mean different things to different people? Here's a terminology "cheat sheet" we hope will help keep us all on the same page.

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