My good friend asked me to post this. He is a GPer but is on the road. Maybe he will poke his head in here shortly. Anyway he has a condition he has suffered from for years and it seems to be getting worse. Need some ideas how to combat this problem. He has a condition when he plays much at all his fingernails pull away from his fingers under the end of his nails. This happens on his left hand and becomes extremely soar as well as keeps him from playing much. Also I should note he is a commecial painter and has done this all his life, is now in his 40's. He has wondered if the solvents or other chemicals have contributed to this. There is only one way I know not to get any on you and that is not to paint. He must eat and has a business to keep up so that is out as an option though not really sure this is the problem. Oddly enough I play daily, use 11's on my Guitars, do a bunch of bending, and never have had this happen to me once. I also keep my nails cut really short. I wouldnt claim to have any idea what the problem is or how to combat it. Was hoping others would know. If you really dont know and havent delt with this issue please be up front about this. Dont want to try any things that wont help. This is serious.