frequently asked questions

Check out the FAQs below for more information about Race Tips!

Have additional questions? Email hello@shopracetips.com!

what are race tips?

Race Tips are F1 themed, pre-designed, artificial nails that come with adhesive backing for easy application. Race Tips come with two different adhesive options and 12 different sized nails to fit everyone!

what is included in a pack of race tips?

The kits come with 24 total nails (12 sizes), an alcohol pad, a nail file, a nail stick, and two types of glue: sticker glue and liquid glue.

how do you apply race tips?

To apply Race Tips, you need to start by cleaning your nails, ensuring nails are bare and fully natural. For optimal results, use the nail stick to press the cuticles back. Sanitize the your natural nails using the provided alcohol wipe. Next, you will want to find the correct size Race Tip for each nail. We suggest holding the Race Tips up to each nail to determine which one fits the nail best - there are numbers on the back of the nail to assist in finding matches. The next step is to choose between the sticker glue or the liquid glue. For the sticker glue, find the right sized sticker for each nail, apply the sticker to the nail, pull the plastic covering off, and press on the Race Tip. For the liquid glue, squeeze a small drop on the nail, press Race Tips to natural nail and hold for 20 seconds. Shape the nail as desired shape using the nail file provided.

what is the difference between sticker glue and liquid glue?

The sticker glue is great for shorter wear - the Race Tips will last 2-5 days, perfect for interchanging the nails throughout the Race Weekend! The liquid glue is great for longer wear - the Race Tips will last up to 14 days, perfect for supporting your favorites for back to back Race Weekends!

how do you choose the right size race tips?

We suggest holding the Race Tips up to each nail to determine which one fits each nail best - there are numbers on the back of the nail to assist in finding matches.

i have very small/large nails, will race tips fit?

Each Race Tips set comes with 24 nails in 12 different sizes. All nails are able to be shaped so they fit perfectly. The width of our nails range from 6.5 mm to 13 mm.

how long do race tips last?

Race Tips can last anywhere from a few days to a week, depending on how well they are applied and how frequently the wearer engages in activities that may cause the nails to become loose. The sticker glue will last 2-5 days while the liquid glue can last up to 14 days. 

how do you remove race tips?

To remove sticker glue Race Tips, gently lift the edge of the nail and peel it off slowly. To remove Race Tips applied with the liquid glue, soak your nails in a mixture of warm water, soap, and olive oil or coconut oil, gently lift the edge of the nail - use the nail stick to leverage the Race Tip off the natural nail. Avoid pulling the nail off forcefully, as this can damage the natural nail.

can you reuse race tips?

Race Tips can be reused if they are in good condition and have been removed carefully. If you’d like to reuse the nails, we suggest using the sticker glue. If using the liquid glue, soak them off - for best reuse results when using the liquid glue allow them to pop off naturally. It is recommended to use a fresh set of press-on nails for optimal results.

can race tips damage your natural nails?

Race Tips are generally safe and do not cause damage to natural nails when applied and removed correctly. However, improper removal or extended wear time may cause damage to natural nails. See How to Use for instructions on application and removal.

can you apply race tips over nail polish or other nail products?

You could…but we highly recommend starting with bare, natural nails. 

can you shower or swim with race tips?

Race Tips are water-resistant but may become loose if they are submerged in water for an extended period. It is best to avoid showering or swimming for the first few hours after application.

can race tips be used for special occasions only?

Race Tips can be used for special occasions or daily wear, depending on the wearer's preference. They are a quick and convenient way to achieve a polished look without the time and expense of a salon visit. If you are looking for short term wear, we suggest the glue stickers. If looking for longer wear, we suggest using the liquid glue.

what materials are your nails made out of?

Race Tips are made out of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS Plastic).

what materials are used to make the glue?

The glue contains Ethyl Cyanoacrylate and Polymethyl Methacrylate. 

where are the nails manufactured?

Race Tips are designed in Chicago, Illinois and manufactured in China.