Disc scratch remover

No, don’t close the thread, wait!
Yes, some people still have cds.
Anyone got any experience of things good for removing minor/medium scratches on cds?
The options seem to be some sort of industrial level cleaning machine for £1k+ ,some solution that is basically water that doesn’t do anything, or rubbing toothpaste or something that won’t work.
Any good, cheapish machines out there that anyone has used? JFJ easy pro looks alright, but seems to be only in America…

^ban request

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See if anywhere in your area provides a disc cleaning service?

Give em all to chazza


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Gonna be selling quite large volumes, so wouldn’t be cost effective

Seem to recall some kind of fine Emery paper that was sold to let you smooth out the scratches but I’m not sure.

Are they fucking up your rips because I’ve usually found CDRs in computers have a much better error correction.

Not ripping any and the scratches don’t interfere with playability. It’s more aesthetically they look a bit beat up. I have a few that have clearly been pro cleaned and look great. Want to sell a load and not worry about people being all ‘this was supposed to be good condition’ etc. Want to be able to stick in a machine and sort, but looks like it might be expensive to do

I think there’s something you can use like T cut which will take a thin layer off of the disc to fill the scratch. Think it might be actual car polish tbh but I’m a bit pissed r.n.

Will have a look in the morning.

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Fair dos. Yeah not sure how to get around the playability vs all the scratches thing on resale

Am not selling music cds. Just thought I’d ask on the music forum as someone must have a system, whether it be a 2k jobby, or some car wax and emery paper

I am just incredibly confused now


It’s not you

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Too late for me

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Am selling computer games. PS1 and the like. Same principle in that I need something that will clean them, even just superficial scratches, so instead of selling as Acceptable or used condition, I can sell as very good etc.
If it was music cds for pence, yeah, who cares, but lots will be £25ish etc, so want them gleaming

Well get the most valuable ones cleaned at GAME.

3 discs for £5
If the amount of profit from this is < than this cost then don’t do it

You can’t really do it at home really because they actually buffer away layers of the disc and if you do it yourself or with cheap equipment you might end up wrecking the disc by removing data. There is no cream that’ll fill and retain a perfectly clear and reflective surface for gouges in material.

Toothpaste will get rid of cosmetic scuffs and what not but anything deeper will stay.

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Love how the idea of the existence of discs that aren’t music CDs is such an alien concept to DiS

Well considering the majority of disc based video games have come out on DVD and Blu-Ray nowadays and the fact all software cds are basically worthless now unless for a video game consoles and considering the fact PSX discs could in theory be considered proprietary because of the copy protection which alters the outer track of their discs meaning they’re different to traditional CDs and the fact calling Games ‘CDs’ is very rare in the trading market had me bamboozled. Coupled with the fact it’s in the music board of a music forum then you got yourself a storm for misunderstanding