What is Rubber Base Gel Polish?
A rubber base gel is a base coat for gel polish that has an extra elastic and flexible nature. Their flexible property comes from the fact that these base coats have more plasticizers added to them, which allows them to bend easily without breaking.
It is a self-leveling base coat, which makes it easy to apply and results in a perfect Apex and C-curve nail. It corrects imperfections such as ridges or cracks, creates a protective barrier of defense for your nails, and allows you to create small extensions in addition to extending the life of the nail polish. It is a base coat especially indicated for greasy nails, as it creates a protective barrier on your nail, preventing the grease of your nail from expelling the polish and shortening its life. Rubber base gel coat is suitable for both natural nails and extensions.
What is the Difference Between Rubber Base and Normal Gel Base Coat?
The primary distinction between a normal base coat and a rubber base gel coat is the thickness and the consistency; rubber base coats are significantly thicker than normal base coats because you can see that it's taking some time for it to dry on the brush.
How Long does Rubber Base Gel Last?
Between 3 and 4 weeks. Although a manicure created with rubber gel can last up to four weeks, this usually depends on the brand used, the preparation of the natural nail before applying the rubber base and how well it is applied, as well as how well the previous coat is removed, if there was one. When applied on natural nails, a good bond primer is required even on all gel polishes, we recommend that you use our bond primer for better adhesion and health of your nails as it is acid-free.
The main benefit of rubber base gel coat is that it strengthens weak nails, adds shine and flexibility, and offers better adhesion to the polish, which guarantees a longer-lasting manicure.
With this gel the nails will be able to grow without breaking and will even look impeccable and stronger if you decide to remove the product completely.
How to Apply Rubber Base Gel Coat?
Step 1: Prep and push back cuticles. Clean the nails with a dehydrator to ensure proper adhesion.
Step 2: Apply Dan’s PH Bond Primer, to protect the nail plate and to bond to the gel base coat
Step 3: Apply a Clear rubber base coat, and cure under a UV Nail Lamp for 60-120 seconds.
Step 4: Apply a second coat, then cure under a UV Nail Lamp for 1-2 minutes.
Step 5: Apply Dan’s Gel Topcoat (sold separately) and cure under the UV/LED Lamp for 1-2 mins.
Step 6: Enjoy your 28+ Days of Manicure. Remember to avoid excessive water exposure or using lotions or oils on the nails to prolong the life of your manicure.
How to remove it?
File the top coat gently with a 100 Grit Nail File or you can use a drill with a medium ceramic drill.
Use a gel nail remover or soak a cotton ball with acetone, place it on each nail and wrap each nail in foil for 10-15 minutes to allow the cotton ball with acetone to soften the rubber base.
Use a cuticle stick or cuticle pusher to gently remove the softened gel from the cuticle area toward the tip of the nail. If you notice that you need to soften a little more as you remove the soft layer, you should moisten the cotton with acetone and place it on the nail for a few minutes until it is completely removed.
Lightly buff the nails again when the gel is completely removed.