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
- Loosen or remove strings that have nut slots needing of repair.
- Use painters tape or masking tape to tape off the neck and headstock of the guitar.
- File the nut slot you will be repairing to remove any dirt or debris.
- Sprinkle baking soda on the nut slot you will be repairing.
- Clean up any extra baking soda that is outside of the slot.
- Add a drop of super glue. Liquidy super glue will be better than a thick super glue.
- 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.
- Wait for 30 minutes to an hour to make sure the glue has dried.
- Sand away any extraneous glue and powder.
- Reset the string and press it into the glue powder to make an indention.
- Refile the nut slot. Use an old guitar string if you don’t have the correct filing tools.
- 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.