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    Default Need a good CD/DVD scratch remover...

    I've got a few DVD's that are pretty scratched up. Do any of these so called scratch removers work? Are there any drawbacks to using them? Any picture/sound loss? Thanks.

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    here is one I found I was thinking of getting.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...95848?n=172282

    There is some on ebay from simotech but cannot find any reviews.
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    Thanks man. I'll definitely be picking this up.

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    Use a decent synthetic car wax scratch remover. Mequires Scratch remover for example. Follow the directions on the bottle.

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waymond
    Use a decent synthetic car wax scratch remover. Mequires Scratch remover for example. Follow the directions on the bottle.
    I agree. I have had really good luck with Meguiar's Scratch X. You should be able to get it at any Target, Wal-Mart, or auto parts store for about $8. It's the only thing I have used that doesn't leave really fine swirl marks in the disc. Plus one tube will clean a ton of discs.

    Oh yea....works good on cars too. ;)
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    Hmmm. The Scratch X stuff looks interesting. And it's pretty cheap. I think I'll try that out before I invest $30 in a dedicated scratch remover.

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    Great ideas guys. Thanks.
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    Default How do you use this stuff?

    This may seem obvious to most of you, but I am clueless..SORRY! I have Meguires in my garage. How do I apply it to fix the scratches? In a circular pattern around the disk, or in straight lines out from the center of the disk, or does it not matter?

    I just bought my son the movie CARS and its so watched that the dvd is already scratched and he gets upset that it constantly resets back to the begining halfway thru the movie. I'd give anything to get this fixed asap! Thanks so much for the help, you guys rock for giving me this idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pillotopp
    This may seem obvious to most of you, but I am clueless..SORRY! I have Meguires in my garage. How do I apply it to fix the scratches? In a circular pattern around the disk, or in straight lines out from the center of the disk, or does it not matter?

    I just bought my son the movie CARS and its so watched that the dvd is already scratched and he gets upset that it constantly resets back to the begining halfway thru the movie. I'd give anything to get this fixed asap! Thanks so much for the help, you guys rock for giving me this idea!
    Would you give, say, $15 for a new copy of CARs?

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    I buy lots of used CDs. Many are labeled as "scratched" or "very scratched" and sell for anywhere between $.18 and $1.95. Some of them look like they were cleaned with a piece of sandpaper. I have yet to have one not play or even skip because of the scratches and I have never done anything to "repair" them. We also rent a lot of DVDs that are poorly maintained. If they don't play it is not due to scratches but smudges or worse on the disc. Most good CDPs or DVD players have excellent error correction capabilities and there is enough error correction code (ECC) added to the discs for scratches to have no effect on playback. A problem may occur if the data is more compressed or if the scratch happens to cover an entire ECC block.
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    You apply and wipe the scratch remover against the grain (straight lines from the center). Scratches running in the direction of the track are most likely to cause uncorrectable errors. By trying to remove "fill" scratches in this direction you might be doing more harm then good.
    Never clean a DVD or CD in a circular motion.

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    Thanks so much for the instruction on how to apply the product!

    I PRE ORDERED the stupid cars movie on line figuring I'd get it earlier than the general public...I still didn't get it until it was available in stores so I preordered and paid shipping for nothing...(as we say in New England) wicked REE-TAH-DID??!!! But it came in a fancy package different than the store has. BIG DEAl.

    So in answer to your question NO I do not want to spend 15 bucks for ANOTHER one when I haven't even had this one for 2 months yet! Not unless the dvd is ruined for good by the scratch I have.

    I have also plenty of scratches on other dvd's and they still play...The Cars movie has a few light scratches but it has one that looks deep and every time the dvd gets to a certain point in the movie it just resets and starts all over again. I cant even fast forward past that part a few frames, the dvd player will not budge! That happens in 2 different places on the disk caused I assume by the same scratch.

    I will go get my scratch remover and see if I can fix the thing. If I can't then I can rent a copy for 1 dollar at Blockbuster and my brother can burn it for me on his computer:o ..Illegal I know but I refuse to keep buying the same movie over and over because my 3 year old can't keep his hands off of them!

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    If I am not mistaken. A player will read the disc from the inside outward. This might help in locating the scratch causing the prob.

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    Try this link Mapleshade has a great reputation for these products although I haven't tried the CD treatments yet I have ordered them and received them.

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    Brasso on a q-tip. rub in lines from the center straight out to the edge (perpendicular to the way you use a vinyl brush).

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