How do I repair or clean scratch marks from a CD without damaging it?
By SOUL POWER from Oakville, Ontario Canada
I have 3 ideals thas has help fo me, try (1) lemon pledge furniture polish, or you can use any furniture polish, also (2) peanut butter (3) lotion, wipe straight down, don't use circular motionI hope this help
Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!
How do I remove scratches from CDs?
Paul from Vincennes, IN
I have had luck with liquid car wax (I used Turtle Wax). Spread a thin layer on surface with a soft cloth, then remove by wiping from center to outer edge. We restored my son's favorite movie on DVD after he put a huge scratch in it. The scratch is still visible, but the movie doesn't get stuck or skip anymore. (10/16/2007)
Beware: When you are cleaning your CDs or DVDs never rub around like you would with a record album. To clean a CD or DVD, go in a straight line from the hole in the middle to the outside edge. Repeat this action until you have cleaned the whole item. (10/17/2007)
I work at a PC repair shop, and we use the car wax method. Sometimes if the scratches are too deep, nothing works. (10/30/2007)
Tried the above suggestion on using gel toothpaste. I had a program CD and was unable to load the program because of several scratches. Tried the gel toothpaste rubbed it lightly and used a soft damp cloth to clean it off. Program loaded and I was able to use it. Thanks for the suggestion and the money I just saved not having to re-purchase the program. (10/29/2008)
By Al H
Peanut butter, eye glass cleaner, and coffee filters!
Sounds crazy but it works! Take a quarter size portion of peanut butter rub in with filter, remove and clean with cleaner and another coffee filter and you have your cd's again. I have saved many cd's this way! (07/13/2005)
There is a little "machine" for this. you hold it in your hand...put the disc in it and turn the wheel on it...I think i paid 25 for mine. They have them at a lot of places in the electronics department. I have saved TONS of discs with it. It's more than paid for itself. You might even be able to pick one up at one of the online auction sites.These work well without any mess, it takes only about a minute to repair the disc....and if you have kids, they like to do this chore for you! My daughter just cleaned a bunch of them for me while we were taking a trip this weekend. It occupied her time, and she was doing something productive! (07/13/2005)
You can also go to any music store and up by the register they have a little pack of wipes. The are usually 99¢. Follow directions to a T and it will work. I have two teenagers and we use them and they work. (07/13/2005)
I use toothpaste... apply the tooth paste then let set for 5 minutes then wash off and pat dry with a terry cloth!! Works wonders! (07/25/2005)
Use a little bit of Brasso or silver polish. It works!
By Adria R.
I tried the toothpaste and peanut butter one, neither worked. is this only for CD's with light scratches? (06/15/2006)
My ex-brother-in-law is a DJ and he said to use toothpaste but you have to make sure it's the GEL kind. Also, if you have a used games/CD store in town, they usually will do it for you (great for deep scratches) the one around here charges $2 which is a lot to me but that's better then having to buy a new CD/DVD (06/15/2006)