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bennybrew

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finger nail trouble
« on: September 20, 2013, 06:31:21 PM »

i left my index finger between two moving 165# half barrel kegs. the nail turned mostly black and, where it turned black, the top of the nail fell off. now, a month or so later, it is about 3/4 grown back.

the trouble is that 1/4 where it fell apart is falling apart more and is very thin. do any of you know of a good way to protect the nail in such a way that i could climb?
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darwined

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Re: finger nail trouble
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 08:57:57 PM »

Duck Tape.  The drawback is it really sucks pulling it at the end of the day.  I'm a Stone Mason... trust me I've had a few black nails.

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perswig

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Re: finger nail trouble
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2013, 04:33:08 AM »

Superglue.
My fingertips, knuckles, and nails split regularly in fall/winter and scrubbing for surgery gets downright painful some weeks.  A drop or two of regular OTC superglue gives you a good shellac and will peel off in 2-3 days.  Reapply as needed.
YMMV.

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If it's overhanging, I'm probably off-route.

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Re: finger nail trouble
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2013, 07:27:39 AM »

+1 for superglue. guitar players trick as well.
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bennybrew

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Re: finger nail trouble
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2013, 08:46:22 AM »

thanks y'all!
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strandman

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Re: finger nail trouble
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2013, 11:34:41 AM »

i forget- is it crazy glue or superglue that's kinda bad for you ?
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Re: finger nail trouble
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2013, 09:05:18 PM »

Super is super. Crazy is crazy.
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