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Cleaning scratched CDs

by lunar Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:19 pm

What methods do guys use to clean scratched CDs ?
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by racketboy Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:21 pm

Brasso or Toothpaste

But if your CD is REALLY scratched, I haven't found a way to really fix them good
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by vipor231 Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:55 am

i use a disc doctor but now i hear that is the worse thing you could use to clean discs
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by Wanderer - Vega Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:06 am

My brother always told me about the toothpaste trick to fill gaps, but I never really considered doing it. How exactly do you apply it? How much is enough? I'm not very fond of even putting the tiniest piece of toothpaste on my CD's..but maybe sometime soon I'll experiment on some scratched backups I have lying around.

What about brasso? I don't understand how brasso would fix scratches.
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by racketboy Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:43 am

toothpaste doesn't FILL the scratches -- just wears down the area around the sratches to make it smoother.

Both toothpase and brasso are light abrasives. it's basically a way to polish the discs and make them smoother
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by retrogamer Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:17 pm

I heard some kind of a rumor about putting a cd in boiling water for a few seconds. Is there any truth to the myth?
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by racketboy Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:17 pm

I'd be afraid it would melt more than I would want it to.
I guess I don't see how it would be effective
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by lunar Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:59 am

I guess you can try it with some unwanted cd-r's.

I will have a look at the toothpaste method. Are there places that offer cd cleaning as a service?
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by racketboy Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:51 am

I know Funcoland used to before they were bought out.
You could ask at Gamestop
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by retrogamer Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:35 pm

I found a link to explain how to do the disc boiling method. It seems plausable. If anyone tries this post your results. http://www.ugiansky.com/xbox/disc_boiling.htm
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