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Premium Activator Adhesive for Tiptonic Finger Picks

Rated 4.80 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


  • Replacement Premium Activator Adhesive for Tiptonic Finger Picks
  • Roll of 100 Adhesive circles
  • Adhesive removes cleanly from nail and stays on the pick for later use
  • Use one or more adhesive circles per Pick to secure Finger Pick to the fingernail
  • Requires an Activator to warm the adhesive on the Pick to the correct temperature for application to the fingernail
  • Reuse adhesive for around 6 weeks of daily use before it gradually begins to get softer and needs to be replaced
  • Medium Paperboard Tube Case included for storage
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Premium Activator Adhesive for Tiptonic Finger Picks 100 count roll

Replacement Premium Activator Adhesive for Tiptonic Finger Picks. There are 100 adhesive circles on the roll. Use one or more circles per Pick to secure Finger Pick to the fingernail. Place one or more adhesive circles on the inside of the pick. Warm picks with adhesive side facing up in the Activator for 3 minutes before putting them on the fingernail. Adhesive lasts for around 6 weeks or daily use before it will need to be replaced.

Comes with Medium Paperboard Tube Case for storage

NOTE: Premium Activator Adhesive requires an Activator to warm it to the correct temperature before putting the finger pick on the fingernail. We recommend Finger Pick Adhesive for Press and Play room temperature application and for customers without an Activator.

Instructions for use:

For Best Results Prepare the Fingernail and Finger Pick

  • Remove old adhesive from the inside of the pick by placing a toothpick or small screwdriver into the glue and spinning it to wind the adhesive onto the implement
  • Wipe inside of Finger Pick with an alcohol wipe or rubbing alcohol to remove any oils or pick dust
  • Buff fingernail lightly with a file or fine 1000 grit sandpaper to rough up the surface
  • Wipe fingernail with alcohol wipe or rubbing alcohol to remove any dust, lotions, or hand oils

Place Adhesive on inside of Finger Pick

  • While still on the liner, line up adhesive circle with the inside of the Finger Pick.
  • Place adhesive as close to the cuticle end as you can to keep the back of the pick from popping up on downstrokes
  • Press down firmly on the liner to set the adhesive and bond it to the Finger Pick
  • Slowly peel off liner and discard
  • Or, using a clean small screwdriver or tool, lift the adhesive circle off of the liner and place it on the inside of the pick
  • Place a second, or as many adhesive circles as desired on the inside of the Pick
  • The smallest sizes take one adhesive circle, the largest may take 4 circles

Warm up Premium Activator Adhesive before each use

  • Place Pick with Premium Activator Adhesive in a slot in the Activator with the glue side facing up
  • Plug in the Activator to warm the adhesive
  • Place any additional Picks with Adhesive that you will need in the other Activator Slots
  • Allow adhesive to warm for 3 or 4 minutes until it goes from a satin finish to a honey like consistency

Line Up Fingernail with Slot

  • Tip Pick out of the Activator and into your left hand
  • Line up the pick with the end of your fingernail
  • Catch the underside of your nail on both sides with the slot in the pick

Push Fingernail into Pick

  • Push your fingernail into the Pick while holding the adhesive off of your nail until the pick had been pushed all of the way on
  • Press the pick down onto your nail firmly at the cuticle to set the adhesive
  • Remove any adhesive that squeezes out from under the pick. Roll it into a ball and discard
  • Check to see if the pick is grabbing under both sides of the nail by holding the end of the pick with your left hand and wiggling the pick up and down. You will be able to tell if one or both sides are loose and you don’t have a secure fit
  • Remove pick if one or more sides is not grabbing and repeat prior steps
  • Play your instrument to test if the pick feels solid

To Remove Pick after playing

  • Lift up the back of the pick at the cuticle a small amount with your left thumb while pushing the pick off of the end of your nail. Use slow and steady pressure to gradually release the adhesive from your nail rather than quickly pulling it off
  • If the adhesive remains intact on the inside of the pick it can be used again, otherwise remove and discard in trash

Additional information

Weight 0.0625 lbs

5 reviews for Premium Activator Adhesive for Tiptonic Finger Picks

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Phil deRosier (verified owner)

    I finally have a set of durable consistently shaped reusable nails for playing over an extended period of time. Having used various systems to strengthen and replace my natural nails over a course of about 20 years, including acrylics, glued on players nails, various cosmetics and fingerpicks, I find that Tiptonics is the most natural feeling replacement nail I have ever used. I especially like taking my nails off conveniently anytime I choose. The premium activator adhesive allows me to use the same nail many times over by just replacing the glue used to attach them to my nails. This is revolutionary for me because I can keep the exact shape of my nails for very consistent playing over an extended period of time. I highly recommend this product to any classical or steel string guitarist.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jim Kay (verified owner)

    The Tiptonic system is amazing! I had pretty much given up on my hopelessly thin nails until I saw a Youtube video from Doug Young on these. They are super natural feeling and I got used to them in just a few practice sessions. And they sound incredible. I used to be jealous of these acoustic players that were getting such great tone with their nails, now I have great tone too. The premium adhesive is incredible and I have used the same application of adhesive for a couple of weeks now and it is still holding strong. I never feel like they are going to come off, they hold really well. They are easily removable as well. I tried salon acrylics a few years ago and they looked awful on me and damaged my nails. 5 stars!

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Charlie Mardigian (verified owner)

    Tiptonic has great products!!! Been experimenting with finger picks for 40+ years – these are the best by far. Spent a lot of time getting the right size (for me with short, banged up nails, A-13s for index and ring, A15 for middle – I slightly filed the index pick to improve string attack angle.) I’ve found that for me, the Removable Finger Adhesive is MUCH!!!!!!!!! better. The activated adhesive doesn’t hold as well, especially on my index but the Removable has yet to loosen! Also removable adhesive picks are much more convenient to use and apply. I cut 10 to 20 individual glue dots and fold over excess paper to protect in advance (just the right amount if you cut in the right spot.)
    I lightly file my nail surface and clean with alcohol before applying the glue and pick – works like a charm. If you take the time to correctly size these picks (and maybe slightly modify with a file to improve pick attack angle) and put them on correctly, they are infinitely better than ProPiks, etc., etc. Better sound, much better picking ease and accuracy. A game changer!!! Makes guitar pickin’ easier, better sounding and more enjoyable.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter Noll (verified owner)

    These activator adhesive replacements are a great idea and they are easy to use. With these adhesive replacements you don’t need to replace your fingerpicks if the adhesive no longer works. You just take off the old adhesive and put on the new and you are good to go.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thomas Corlett (verified owner)

    Great product. I love that the adhesive comes off clean and your nails stay healthy. The picks last forever. Consistency is everything and dependability too.

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