#1
Hi there,

so I was cleaning my guitar when I thought I should take a look at the screws and lockers(?) of my locking nut when I realise they are rusty as shit. The screws have green rust around the rails and I managed to take some out, but not all of it. Any idea of how to clean them properly?

thanks in advance
#2
is it just the screws that are rusty?

Usually it's easier to just replace them. They're dirt cheap. You can try and attack them with a wire brush and some elbow grease though and keep them as spares. Locking nut bolts can strip easily, so spares are always good to have.
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#3
Buy a bottle of CLR. Drop the nuts in a glass, pour in enough CLR to cover them, leave it overnight, and clean them up with a toothbrush tomorrow. Try cleaning the holes out with a Q-tip and Liquid Wrench while you're at it.
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is it just the screws that are rusty?

Usually it's easier to just replace them. They're dirt cheap. You can try and attack them with a wire brush and some elbow grease though and keep them as spares. Locking nut bolts can strip easily, so spares are always good to have.


ok, thanks for the advice, i'll take care of it

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Buy a bottle of CLR. Drop the nuts in a glass, pour in enough CLR to cover them, leave it overnight, and clean them up with a toothbrush tomorrow. Try cleaning the holes out with a Q-tip and Liquid Wrench while you're at it.


sorry man but i do not know which product are those or if there are any equivalents near where i live :/
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ok, thanks for the advice, i'll take care of it


sorry man but i do not know which product are those or if there are any equivalents near where i live :/


i haven't tried jpnyc said, but CLR is Calcuim Lyme Rust in case you didn't know what he was referring to.
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