anyone use liquid skin/new skin on their fingertips?

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  1. CADdrafter

    CADdrafter Senior Member

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    after yessterday's 4 hour practice, my fretting fingers were killing me. i'd pulled some skin away from one of my nails and super glue was no where to be found.

    i applied some liquid skin/new skin on my fingertips and they are feeling much better.

    is this an old trick i've missed out on?
     
  2. derekd

    derekd Supporting Member

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    Oh yeah. Has saved me more than once. Usually from doing stupid, nonguitar things to my hands, and then having to play.
     
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    I thought this stuff burned pretty bad. I've never tried it, am I mistaken?
     
  4. CADdrafter

    CADdrafter Senior Member

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    this particular bottle i have has a pain reliever mixed into the liquid so the burn is minimal....
     
  5. MikeE

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    Does this stuff work for cracks on your fingers from dry skin? I get them all the time and they are painful.
     
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    not sure. i just began using it yesterday to try and sooth skin pulled away from a fingernail from too much bending.
    :band
     
  7. RickC

    RickC Gold Supporting Member

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    Absolutely! I cannot make it through a New England winter without a bottle of this stuff. It does the trick, perfectly.

    I always use two coats, with a few minutes drying between. If you do it right the first time, the split will heal without any re-application. It's never let me down, even on some really horrendous cracks.

    /rick
     
  8. esoteric pete

    esoteric pete Supporting Member

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    i usually rip the skin from under my nail on my pointer and middle finger after a good long gig, and superglue is usually my best friend in that situation...
     
  9. blueserv

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    New Skin is an essential for guitarists, IMO. It works better for me than anything else I've ever tried. I always keep a bottle in my gig bag. 2 coats (as mentioned above) works well, and you can reapply during breaks if needed.
     
  10. CADdrafter

    CADdrafter Senior Member

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    superglue was MIA when i needed it the most.
    :(
     
  11. The Golden Boy

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    I prefer superglue to nu-skin- I can't stand that damned clove smell always hanging around.

    If you're needing a patch on a skin split NOT on a playing finger, there's some NexCare stuff that is the cat's pajamas. Unlike superglue or nu-skin, it dries to a gummy consistency. It won't hold up to playing, but it's great for everything else.
     
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    superglue is a life saver for all skin cuts and such. Coming from a veteran EMS worker i am friends with-- superglue is even better than bandages and stitches because when applied, there is no chance of infection and in some cases, the laceration heals faster.

    I cut my scalp really bad once and just cleaned out the gash and had a friend apply superglue in the wound. Pain went away after a few hours of it drying. Once healed, the glue just comes right out.

    So i am a huge advocate of the liquid skin, superglue theories.
     
  13. TommyMambo

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    I've used crazy glue in the past, works fine!
     
  14. MikeE

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    Ok, so I bought both new-skin and nexcare skin crack care for my... cracked skin.

    The Nexcare stuff is 1/4 the liquid for 30% more money so we'll see.
     
  15. JayLock

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    I swear by the Super-Glue over the Liquid skin. The smell just gets to me after a while, plus super glue is well super.
     
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    Yes it does. I have some for this very purpose.



     
  17. Seniorspike

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    I couldn't get thru winter without New-Skin and/or super glue. I find that over deep cracks I must reapply frequently over many days. Super glue works better for this. But neither one works on my broken wrist... so I won't be playing for a while anyhow.
     
  18. 247jamz

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    Do you guys apply either the super glue or Nu Skin before you split the skin under your fingernail? Just as a precaution before the gig to strengthen it before it splits?

    I have a 3 set gig next weekend and have not gotten enough practice time, and I'm sure I'm gonna hurt my fingers from bending....

    Thanks!
     
  19. teleman55

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    I use that stuff when I've got to play with one of those nasty little 'crack-cuts' on one of my fingers in the winter. I wouldn't use it a week before a gig if you don't have to play. Lay off a few days and let it heal if you got the time.
     
  20. realityczech

    realityczech Senior Member

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    Mr Natural here.
    I use nothing but my fingerprints. You dudes must have taken the SRV bio too seriously or your watching too much Bravo TV.

    Chears!
     

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