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Furniture Polish For DVDs

Spray the disc with furniture polish then wipe with a soft cloth. This will clean and cover up scratches.

By papow22 from Hondo, Alberta

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September 9, 20110 found this helpful
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from: forum.digital-digest.com/.../faq-cleaning-polishing-dvd-83320...

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Supplies needed:
- (2) Clean 'lint free' cotton cloth(s) or
- A couple clean paper towels and (1) cotton cloth
- Water
- Non-wax furniture polish (Pledge, Endust, etc)

1) Take a cotton cloth or the paper towels and wet them with water, wring them out thoroughly so they are damp (not wet) and lay it out flat on a clean, solid, flat surface. The idea here is to keep the disc from sliding around the table, and protect the label side from being scratched.

2) Place the DVD upside down, on the paper towel. DVD's are similar to CD's the laser reads the data from the bottom, so this is the surface we want to clean.

3) Follow the directions on the furniture polish label (Shake vigorously, etc). Very lightly spray the furniture polish directly onto the disk, you don't need to coat the whole disk, apply sparingly!

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3) Use the clean/dry cotton cloth and lightly rub the polish from center hub to the outer edge of the disk. Advance around the disk and use a fresh area of the cloth as you get halfway. When you've polished the entire disk, find a clean area of the cloth and again lightly rub from center to rim until you've done the whole disk surface.

4) Pick up the disk with a fresh area of the cloth and lightly wipe the label side to dry it. Be careful the disk will be very slippery, don't drop it!

5) Grasp the disk by the edges with your bare hand and take it to your DVD-ROM or burner. (never put your fingers on the surface of the disk, fingerprints can also cause read errors and oils from your skin could damage the clear coating over time)

6) Open the tray of your DVD-ROM or burner and gently place the disk in the tray. Let it sit there for a minute or two to air dry. Don't blow on it, don't wipe up dust from the area, don't smoke near it while the tray is open.

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7) Try reading the DVD, see if you can get past the problem area, this procedure should work at least 90% of the time!

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September 7, 20110 found this helpful

Wouldn't this eventually prevent it from being read?

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September 8, 20110 found this helpful

I don't think this is a very good solution. It will only add to the oils already on the disc.

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September 13, 20110 found this helpful

I've heard of this before, but never tried it. I have one of those kits with the stuff you spray on & put through the spinner. It took 3 times to get the dvd fixed enough to watch. This might work better, will have to remember it next time!

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As for eventually not being readable, or leaving oil on it. I think it's along the same lines as when you take it in & have it professionally cleaned. The polish fills the scratches that prevents it from being read.

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