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    Default How to get these storage marks off audio cd

    I have recently bought few NOS audio CD's ... unfortunately these are stored in a plastic wrap and it left some sort storage marks on the cd.
    I tried cleaning of them with lite soap but it had actually made it worse.
    Atleast i was able to rip other cd's with errors.





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    As important what you use as a cleaner is what you wipe the cleaner off with. I highly recommend a "microfiber cloth" to wipe with.

    That said, windex might work well. I have used it a on a couple cd's with no problems.
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion."

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    Get some optrix.
    If that doesn't work you may have to use mapleshade polish.

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    Did you try a little isopropyl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brgman View Post
    Did you try a little isopropyl?
    I tried Lens cleaner that didn't work.

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    If you have any DVD rental shops in town most have a DVD/CD cleaning machine they run their rentals through when the inconsiderates bring the dirty rentals back. The family video store up the street charges a couple of bucks. I have brought a few used cd purchases to them they look like new after being run through the machine.

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    ^^^^That would work well too.^^^^

    That said, the Optrix and Mapleshade polish are more "treatments" than "cleaners". The Optrix might get the marks off however. I haven't used the product myself. I would try isopropyl and/or windex first however. And again wipe with a microfiber cloth.
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion."

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

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    Did these CD's get very warm while in the plastic wrap while in storage?
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion."

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

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    Quote Originally Posted by headrott View Post
    Did these CD's get very warm while in the plastic wrap while in storage?
    I am not sure but I guess so .. the plastic wrap was stuck to the cd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumerian View Post
    I am not sure but I guess so .. the plastic wrap was stuck to the cd
    Yeah, I had a feeling that was the case. I would try some isopropyl alcohol (91%) and see if that works. If not, you may have to go the buff them out route.
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion."

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    OK looks like i already have that CVS alcohol thingy .. which is actually isopropyl 91%.

    strangely it worked good on the second CD shown in second pic above but the first one shows no effect

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    Try toothpaste. If not, try a little auto polish. I've used auto polish on DVD rentals that skipped and polished out light scratches. Works very well.

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