Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Chicagoland, IL.
Re: Disc repair (CD/DVD)
You can use a soft buffing wheel to remove the scratches.
I bought a used CD from a CD resale shop, it was badly scratched, I pionted it out hoping to get a better copy. The guy offered to buff it out. He came back after 5 minutes with the disc looking BRAND new! I asked what they used, he said, "Oh, we have a professional polishing system." I asked to see it and he refused. I left happy with my pretty disc, next time I was there I saw through the back curtains, they just had a 1/2 HP bench grinder with 2 soft 6-8" buffing wheels attached.
Some pro system, eh?
As far as polish, there are a number of plastic polishes you can use, but you need to remember this one crucial thing, you will melt your discs if you're not careful. practice on some junky ones 1st.
I've never seen one of the silly, lil' hand crank or battery operated disc cleaners do as good a job as the buffing wheel does.
Hope that helps.