How to Repair a Guitar Nut With Glue & Baking Soda

Repair a Guitar Nut

For me replacing a guitar nut has ranged in difficulty from a 1 to a 10. Sometimes they are plug and play, but other times you will spend hours filing a new nut. Well this time around I wasn’t taking the nut risk and decided to learn the ol’ super glue and baking soda repair a guitar nut trick. It was pretty easy and turned out pretty well.

Steps to Repair a Guitar Nut With Super Glue & Baking Soda

  1. Loosen or remove strings that have nut slots needing of repair.
  2. Use painters tape or masking tape to tape off the neck and headstock of the guitar.
  3. File the nut slot you will be repairing to remove any dirt or debris.
  4. Sprinkle baking soda on the nut slot you will be repairing.
  5. Clean up any extra baking soda that is outside of the slot.
  6. Add a drop of super glue. Liquidy super glue will be better than a thick super glue.
  7. Work the glue into the baking soda and clean up the area so there aren’t any stray gobs of glue/soda. Only the nut slot should be filled.
  8. Wait for 30 minutes to an hour to make sure the glue has dried.
  9. Sand away any extraneous glue and powder.
  10. Reset the string and press it into the glue powder to make an indention.
  11. Refile the nut slot. Use an old guitar string if you don’t have the correct filing tools.
  12. Don’t mess it up!

Now your nuts are like new!

That should do it. Leave a comment on my video with any other ideas or tips about this post. Thanks for checking my stuff out.

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