Q: Will this primer burn my clients’ skin?
A: Superbond Primer is 100% methylcrylic acid and extreme care should be used to avoid skin contact.
Q: Why do I need primer?
A: Natural nail primers are frequently used to promote enhancement adhesion. NSI manufactures two types of primers. Acid-based are the original primers and generally contain 30 – 100% methacrylic acid. They need to be used sparingly. Methacrylic acid has a strong odor and can be highly corrosive. It should never be allowed to touch the skin. Superbond is acid-based. Acid-free primers are the newest kid on the block and do not contain any acid components. They need to be used liberally. These types of primers are very low in odor and are not corrosive. Balance Bond and Attract are both acid-free. Neither type of primer etches, pits, or “eats” natural nail plate. To prove this, place a natural nail clipping in the bottle of each type of primer. The nail clipping will still be there many months from now.
Q: Why does Superbond freeze?
A: All acid-based primers have a very high freezing point; therefore it does not take extremely cold temperature to make it freeze. By simply allowing Superbond to return to room temperature, it will be ready for application without loosing any of its effectiveness.