The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163977   Message #3918526
Posted By: GUEST,ST
19-Apr-18 - 01:34 PM
Thread Name: Guitar nails
Subject: RE: Guitar nails
I'm only using silk band to patch cracks. My act runs for about 4 hours straight (ah, the little joys of busking!) and should the protection fail, I'd rather have it fail gradually. Silk makes all the plating come off at once.

Otherwise, a thin layer of acrylic glue is usually enough for my nails and playing style. Doesn't last as long as a professional coating but a vial of the stuff is easy to carry around, so it's always available. A serious advantage when you end up in a place where people speak a language you don't know.