Removing scratches from cds?

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  1. notageek

    notageek Registered Member

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    Anyone know a good method of removing scratches from a cd? I tried toothpaste but it didn't work. All ideas accepted.
     
  2. nadirah

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    U used toothpaste!? :D hahahahah......
    I use a specialised CD cleaning cream, it can
    Remove all scratches from CDs, and restore the CD to 100% maximum playability.
     
  3. JimIT

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    I have seen products that are purported to do exactly this at the following stores here in Texas: Best Buy, OfficeMax, and OfficeDepot.

    HTH

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    I tried this store bought scratch off crap and it didn't work I spent like 15 bucks on it. After I tried it and it didn't work I said I'm not paying for this crap that don't work. I would rather ask people for what they use instead of buying products and trying them and they don't work.
     
  5. Vaudeville

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    One of my friends has a "CD Doctor" I believe it's called. It's a device that removes scratches on CD's, but exactly sure how it works. They have 2 versions of it, a manual one where you have to crank the CD to remove the scratches and an electronic one. I think the manual one goes for about $20 - $30 and the electronic one goes for about $50. I know you can pick them up at Sam Goody, and probably other stores that sell music and some movies.
     
  6. notageek

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    Thanks Vaudeville. I'm going to check it out and see what it's all about.
     
  7. Vaudeville

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    No prob, I hope you find a store that has them in your area. I actually need to pick one up also to fix a few music CD's of mine that are damaged. If you can't find one I'll try to see if there is a website that has them for purchase.
     
  8. notageek

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    I think Walmart might sell it in my area. :)
     
  9. Blackspear

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    It all depends on how deep the scratchs are, if they are too deep then you will need to take the CD into a video hire store that has a grinding machine, it will take off a very fine layer and polish it back to clear.

    The clear layers are made from Polycarbonate, and as such, if the scratchs are fine, then any good plastic polish such as McGuires made in the USA will do the trick, use a soft clean cotton flannelette rag to apply the polish. In the old days we would just use brasso.

    Hope this helps...

    Cheers :D
     
  10. notageek

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    Thanks Blackspears. It's not that deep of a scratch. It's just a little tiny one that looks like someone wipe the cd the wrong way. Now I know why never to loan out stuff to family members. :)
     
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