StewMac Nut Rescue Powder

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Bob Gramann
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StewMac Nut Rescue Powder

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Does anyone have any long term experience with the StewMac Nut Rescue Powder? How does it last long term? I don’t raise nut slots with CA and bone dust or baking soda because the repair wears too quickly. I have been using the UV cured dental filling materials which seem to be at least as hard as the original bone. This stuff is tempting because the repair would be much quicker than the dental filling process. But, does it last?

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I have not used the SM potion. But baking soda works for me. The main thing is I tell customers that this is a temporary fix, what they really need is a new nut. Most go for a new nut.

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That’s what I want to know about this StewMac stuff. The dental filling is permanent. Baking soda is not. The StewMac powder is easier to use than the dental filling, but is it permanent?

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Rescue powder would not be any more permanent than baking soda because it is glued into place with CA glue. If you want permanent then dental filling is the way to go. It might seem like an extreme measure but you can get setup for not much money. I will never again have to remake a nut because of a low slot.
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That’s what I suspected. I’ve been using dental fillings for a few years now. I had this dream that there was something in the powder that would make it string enough when held in place by the CA. I should know better.

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