Crystal Nails offers a wide range of files to suit all needs.
They’ re divided into two broad categories Zebra file and Xtreme file.
They differ in turn for abrasive power.
The abrasive power (grit) is not only identified by the color of the file core but also by the type of paper with which they’ re created.
Abrasive power colors:
GREEN: 180/180 grit
BLUE: grit 150/150
BLACK: grit 100/180
PINK: grit 100/100
From green to pink we go towards greater abrasiveness, they are therefore classified as follows:
Green is more delicate and pink is more powerful. Only the Red file (black core) is the only one with double grit, the side of the logo has 180 grit while the other 100 grit.
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE CORRECT FILE?
The answer is very simple! It depends on what you have to do but above all, it depends on the dexterity of each individual nail technician.
As we have said, each file has its own function and characteristic.
If you are preparing the natural nail for the gel technique, and therefore you have to opacify, we recommend the use of the Zebra Green or Blue file and not the use of the Buffer. Because it’ s really not much abrasive, you would not get an adequate hold of the product. .
If you are preparing the natural nail for the semi-permanent technique, and therefore need to opacify, we recommend using Buffer Iron X 100/180 grit
Specifically, we can divide the various colors by use and material:
Zebra Green and Zebra Blue files are indicated for the mattifiying of the natural nail and to shorten the free edge.
Xtreme Green file is good for filing our Xtreme Fusion Gel or when there is a need to remove little material from the structure.
Xtreme Blue file is indicated for filing the gel shape, it is also suitable for eliminating all small lifts during the refill.
The Xtreme Red file is indicated both for filing the shape and for removing the product.
The Xtreme Pink file is the most abrasive file of all, it’ s good for filing acrylic or for removing the product.