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Most Common Problems with Pink & White Backfills

1. The White free-edges have gray shadow lines.
2. The nails get too thick.
3. The Pink has fill-lines.

The Solution:

1. To eliminate gray shadow lines, the Pink out-growth on the free-edge has to be drilled out almost all the way to the natural nail. Any Pink on the free-edge will show through eventually as a shadow line.

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2. To make the nails thinner, only use one ball of White and one ball of Pink. The White ball needs to be a very wet, small to medium ball. When the White ball is too dry, it makes it very difficult for the White ball to flow into the Happy-Face valley. Usually this means extra White ball's which causes free-edge to get too thick. The Pink needs to be a wet medium ball.

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3. The fill-lines in the Pink are caused by lifting around the cuticle area. When the acrylic nail lifts, it must be nipped off. Whenever the nail is nipped a fill-line will appear. About 70% of the fill-line can be erased by adding a dab of primer to that area to soften the acrylic and then smooth with a 180 grit Aluminum Oxide file. Of course the best prevention is to eliminate lifting. Make sure to always use a 100 grit Purple Terminator to Etch, followed by the Pterygium Stone, and 2-coats of primer allowing the first coat to dry and the second coat remains wet when the acrylic is applied.

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