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I am in need of a nut replacement on a newer SG. Just curious what I should expect to pay in labour? I usually do my own repairs and service but I have read that Gibson went to town with epoxy on these nuts before loading them in the plek machine so they are quite tricky to remove. So I figure I should let someone who doesn't have 3 kids running through the works shop handle it :)

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I'm in the same boat. There is a good video on YouTube that shows you how to do it (Dremel and a steady hand). I was going to remove it myself then give it to a luthier to install a new bone nut.
 

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After replacing quite a few Corian nuts I'd say your chances of having issues as bad as it's been made out to be are about 80%, it takes about 30 minutes to get one out and clean up ready for a new nut.

At the end of the day Corian is pretty soft which is why it makes a poor nut, removing one is not a big deal.

BTW it's not epoxy holding in place, it's what's known as Corian's "joint adhesive" - it's the Corian acrylic in liquid form to which you add a catalyst causing it to cure in a few minutes and it becomes indistinguishable from the Corian itself, which is why joints in Corian counter tops are next to invisible.

 
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