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Nail polish Painting!

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Nail polish Painting!
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 4, 2003 12:19 PM
Recently I've noticed a few really top-notch paint jobs done with Nail polish? Anybody done this?

Do you need to thin it, or just apply and let dry? Brush or airbrush? Any tips....please share!

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  • From: USA
Posted by Holley on Friday, July 4, 2003 5:37 PM
I have heard of nail enamel being thinned and sprayed. Actually, I have airbrushed my wife's nails before. If you use nail enamel, you should probably prime with Floquil Barrier to be safe. I thinned about 50/50 with acetone when I painted her nails. It has very loud fumes so use only in a well ventalated area.
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Posted by Wingman_kz on Sunday, July 6, 2003 10:20 PM
Check this place out:

and look towards the bottom left of the page. There's an article on painting with nail polish. Check out some of the other tips while you're there, a lot of helpful info here.


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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 6, 2003 11:38 PM
Awesome site! Thanks for pointing that one out.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 3:50 AM
wow, that really is a great site. Lots of very helpful information and techniques.

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 11:25 PM
I use Duplicolor primer, and thin the nail polish 50-50 with laquer thinner. Nail polish is usually tranclucent, so you will need to build up your color. Hope this helps. Any questions, shoot me a email.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 13, 2003 9:53 AM
Man that site is awesome. There are a lot of tips for just about everything there, including some really good insight on paint booth design. Thanks for the tip.Big Smile [:D]

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