Can someone point me in the right direction?

Leeloo885

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Jan 23, 2013
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Hi, I'm sure this has been asked a zillion times, so I wondered if someone could point me to the right thread....? I've searched but not successfully found what I'm looking for.

How do you go about repairing a chip on the free edge of an SOG manicure, please?

I did a French manicure on Sunday and one finger has already chipped quite badly (middle finger on left hand). I suspect this is because my coats (especially the white) are too thick but I'd like to fix it but if possible without soaking the whole nail off and starting again.

Many thanks! :smile:
 

KrystalLauren

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Jan 25, 2013
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Chicago, IL
Not sure where you can find this info in another thread as I am new to TPF, but, last week one of my nails broke and I was in a similar situation. I very carefully painted the area where the polish had chipped, 2 coats of color and then top coat. I don't remember if I applied the base or not but it wouldn't hurt. You couldn't even tell that it was repaired. Just be careful with your application and you should be fine. Hope this helps!
 

Shinysparkly

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Oct 30, 2012
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Not sure where you can find this info in another thread as I am new to TPF, but, last week one of my nails broke and I was in a similar situation. I very carefully painted the area where the polish had chipped, 2 coats of color and then top coat. I don't remember if I applied the base or not but it wouldn't hurt. You couldn't even tell that it was repaired. Just be careful with your application and you should be fine. Hope this helps!
That's what I would do too. Someone else has also used those patterned nail polish strips to disguise a chip, turning it into an accent nail- very clever I thought! Good luck, hope you can fix it to your satisfaction :smile:
 

Leeloo885

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Jan 23, 2013
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Somerset, UK
Not sure where you can find this info in another thread as I am new to TPF, but, last week one of my nails broke and I was in a similar situation. I very carefully painted the area where the polish had chipped, 2 coats of color and then top coat. I don't remember if I applied the base or not but it wouldn't hurt. You couldn't even tell that it was repaired. Just be careful with your application and you should be fine. Hope this helps!
That's what I would do too. Someone else has also used those patterned nail polish strips to disguise a chip, turning it into an accent nail- very clever I thought! Good luck, hope you can fix it to your satisfaction :smile:
Thank you. I will try just try "patching" over the chipped area and curing it and see what happens :smile:

Really really need to work on using thin coats but I'm rubbish at it!!
 

sweetlilwolf

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Jan 9, 2013
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Yeah i would just patch it also.

Just make sure you wipe the brush a few times on the neck of the bottle.
Its better to put on 3 thin coats than 1 thick one! :smile:
 

Shinysparkly

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Oct 30, 2012
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Yeah i would just patch it also.

Just make sure you wipe the brush a few times on the neck of the bottle.
Its better to put on 3 thin coats than 1 thick one! :smile:
I was going to say that too, just take almost all the polish off the brush, it's easy to add a bit more but hard to take it off the nail once it's on there :smile: