Cleaning/Fixing Discs

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Cleaning/Fixing Discs

Postby __Kit » Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:50 am UTC

Anyone know 'home-made' ways to properly clean, or fix* scratches on CDs?

*They seem to be able to do it at video stores, but I'm too cheap for that.

Quite funny actually me and my friend used to always hire out old PS1 games that were scratched so we put talcum powder on them and all these other household cleaners - sometimes it would fix them, sometimes it would ruin them more...

Yeah so any household solutions?

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Postby TheTankengine » Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:44 am UTC

You could try boiling them.
Though this may only work for DVDs.
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Postby VannA » Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:55 am UTC

cheap CD's will not survive boiling.

The reflective foil will be removed, and this will render the disc unusable.

A non-granular toothpaste will resolve scratches that are not particularly deep.

Wet the surface, rub the tooth paste on, then wipe excess off with a glass-cleaning cloth.
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Re: Cleaning/Fixing Discs

Postby iw » Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:16 pm UTC

A non-homemade solution only costs like $20-30; check out Data Doctor or Spin Doctor by Digital Innovations. The way they work is by basically "resurfacing the CD": scratching off a thin layer of it while it is wet, then buffing it with a felt cloth so CD players can read it. Invest in one; it's saved me many many times.

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