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Old 05-04-2011, 07:18 PM
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The only "lubricant" I'd use on a nut slot is a #2 pencil. And yes, I'd go for the 5/$1 pencil before the $5 tube of graphite lubricant. But, I'd only use it after the slots have been properly cut to the proper depth.

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Old 05-04-2011, 11:46 PM
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WD40 would kill the strings too... i don't think oil is such a good thing around guitars, (discounting lemon oil and linseed oil for fretboard conditioning)
Why not try teflon or a dry lube?
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:19 AM
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WD40 is primarily fish oil
Another hoary old internet myth which never seems to die ...


There is NO fish oil in WD 40.
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:32 PM
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Don't you people know anything? WD-40 is for treating arthritis! {I've actually heard of people doing this!}
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I only use "Fret Ease" on everything
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:24 AM
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I use this on everything: nuts, saddles, bridge pins, fingerboards, cars, trucks, vans...

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Old 02-19-2019, 09:21 AM
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None of the nuts on any of my guitars need any kind of lubrication. I agree 100% with previous posts stating that your issue is more likely that of improperly filed nut slots than anything.
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Old 02-19-2019, 09:24 AM
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three words for this

Big
Bends
Nutsauce

you're welcome!
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:23 AM
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WD-40 works great for starting big diesels due to its content of some hyrdocarbon (I'm told kerosene). We used it all the time because it's atomized straight out of the can. It can lube slow moving parts, locks, gate assemblies but in the long run draws more grime to it because it is petrol related. I'd never get it near a guitar.
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:40 AM
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WD-40 works great for starting big diesels due to its content of some hyrdocarbon (I'm told kerosene). We used it all the time because it's atomized straight out of the can. It can lube slow moving parts, locks, gate assemblies but in the long run draws more grime to it because it is petrol related. I'd never get it near a guitar.
Yep great starter fluid also i was told not to use as a lubricant as it will wash away the lub that is there, like grease, not to use it in locks for that reason
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:56 AM
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in a pinch when no nut sauce is available if used a tiny dab of vaseline petroleum jelly applied with a toothpick. Seems to work fine.
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Old 02-19-2019, 11:27 AM
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Dan Erlewine recommended chapstick for nut lubrication if you want to consider another possibility
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Old 02-19-2019, 12:05 PM
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Gary Richrath used to use good old fashioned nose grease.
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Old 02-19-2019, 04:05 PM
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Try it and lets us know how it works.
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