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Old 10-23-2007, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default DVD scratch removal items?

What's the best? I have a couple DVDs that have been ruined due to foolish handling by young children. I put too much money into my DVD collection to let a scratch ruin my investment.

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Old 10-23-2007, 10:58 PM   #2
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I've heard toothpaste actually works. I'm too chicken to try it though.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:19 PM   #3
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Default Re: DVD scratch removal items?

Most off the shelf products work ok.

Also, on which side is the scratch located?
label side? you're boned, go buy a new copy
no-label side? almost any cleaner fixer kit should handle it.

Unless it's a deep scratch. I've heard in that case you can take the disc and have it resurfaced (I've never had the opportunity or inclination to examine the veracity of that claim)
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:37 AM   #4
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Most computer stores should sell scratch repair fluids or kits, or will be able to do it for you. I'd definitely stay away from home repairs, because there's a good chance you could consolidate the damage. Failing that, try amazon - I entered 'dvd scratch remover' as my keywords in the search machine and this, this and this popped up.

I've had considerable luck with just off-the-shelf wipes, but that was on a CD, not a DVD - DVDs tend to be more sensitive. My dad used to use a kind of fluid he could submerse the disk in, I know that much. I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help.

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Old 10-24-2007, 03:15 PM   #5
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I used that white liquid stuff that you clean glass/ceramic stove tops with--the stuff you clean the surface with, and it worked!! Its VERY finely ground, so it'll buff it out--you gotta use fast circular patterns for a few mins, clean, then--not kidding-- use pledge furniture polish and buff it out. The wax will enhance the laser.
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