- What’s in Rock-Tips?
- How do you apply Rock-Tips?
- Is Rock-Tips safe for anyone?
- Can Rock-Tips be used on cuts?
- Will Rock-Tips prevent my natural calluses from forming?
- How many applications does a bottle of Rock-Tips contain?
- How long will Rock-Tips stay on my fingertips?
- Will using Rock-Tips affect the tone of my instrument?
Question: What’s in Rock-Tips?
Rock-Tips is formulated around a non-toxic yet very powerful medical adhesive. We’ve added additional polymers for strength and flexibility, which gives Rock-Tips it’s ‘skin-like’ feel – like a real callus.
Rock-Tips comes with a handy brush applicator – You simply brush on a light coat over your fingertips, and wait for about a minute for it to dry to the touch. You can then start playing your instrument. Rock-Tips was made thin and strong to accommodate all types of fingertips, so you may find you need more than 1 coat – If you need to add another coat, just brush on more and wait another minute – you will definitely notice the difference between 1 and 2 coats.
Yes, Rock-Tips is safe when used sensibly. It’s made with a powerful medical adhesive, which is currently used in hospitals for post-surgical sutures. While it’s non-toxic and safe to use on your skin, you obviously don’t want to get it in your eyes or drink it. If you happen to glue your fingers (or some other body part) together, use soap and warm water and gently peel it off.
Even though the primary ingredient in Rock-Tips is used in hospitals for surgical sutures, we can only sell it as a topical application (we’re not doctors, in other words), to be used on unbroken skin only. So don’t use Rock-Tips on cuts or open wounds. However, if your calluses are torn or damaged, Rock-Tips is great for repairing them and building them back up quickly.
No, just the opposite. Rock-Tips enhances callus growth because it keeps out moisture, which makes calluses soft and peel off. And because you’re able to play your instrument longer without the pain by using Rock-Tips, your natural calluses will start to form much faster.
Each 4 ml bottle of Rock-Tips contains around 150 individual applications. If you use it every day it will last you roughly 2 months.
Rock-Tips is made to be tough and withstand the rigors of guitar playing on the fingertips, so you don’t have to worry about it falling off. It will start to naturally wear away after a day or two, depending on how much you’re playing. If you need to get it off immediately, use soap and warm water and gently scrub off.
Since Rock-Tips acts as a hardened layer of skin, there are going to be some tonal differences in your instrument than when you play with your bare fingertips. By using Rock-Tips your strings will ring out much clearer because there is no soft skin to deaden the tone. In addition you will be able to slide up and down the neck easier, with a lot less resistance from the strings.