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Roll-on fingertip bandage

Roll onto your fingertip
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Styled much like those miniature-condom finger coverings, except with an absorbent liner in the tip and adhesive elsewhere, these roll-on fingertip bandages will give you the coverage you need to protect a papercut or a hangnail, without the annoying side points or tendency to peel off.

May work best with cloth, marked with a "this side up" indicator so that the weave orientation will allow unhindered finger bending.

Freefall, May 01 2007

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       How does the rolled-up adhesive bandage *not* fuse to itself before use?
nuclear hobo, May 01 2007
  

       Very good. (+) It would not be hard to roll a release strip up with the inside lip of the bandage.   

       // those miniature-condom finger coverings // mwahahaha! ... er, the word you're looking for is 'finger cot'.
lurch, May 02 2007
  

       + sounds sensible.
xandram, May 02 2007
  

       //It would not be hard to roll a release strip up with the inside lip of the bandage.// This requires a wee bit mre consideration. Assuing a tubular release strip rolled up inside a cylindrical bandage, the release strip will have to be flexible enough to stretch through the deformation necessary to roll into a tube. When unrolled, the release strip is a cylinder inside a cylinder of adhesive, not particularly easy to remove.
nuclear hobo, May 02 2007
  

       I admit, the rolling of a release strip inside the bandage may pose a challenge. There are other options available.   

       You could coat the exterior of the fabric with a non-stick substance.   

       You could use a moisture-activated adhesive.   

       etc...   

       Edit:
The release strip wouldn't have to end up on the inside. The strip could actually be on the -outside- of the bandage, so that it just slips off after the bandage is rolled on.
Freefall, May 02 2007
  

       Just make relief cuts in the release strip, like so...   

       I_:_:_:_:_:_:_:_:_I   

       ...and the edges would overlap inside the roll.   

       [+] great idea. Patentable even.
theleopard, May 17 2007
  
      
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