Any tips/products for removing scratches?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Jon Weaver, Nov 6, 2001.

  1. Jon Weaver

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    Do you know anything which is good for getting scratches out of plastic.

    I have an unreplacable DVD which I have a scratch on.

    I normally use toothpaste on CDs. But this leaves a 'matt' mark over the spot which is millions if tiny scratches....

    But thats OK because I can then read the whole CD in and write it on a CDR

    But for DVD its different and I can't.

    I want to polish the scractch out to make it 'like new'.. The scratch is not deep (infact its more of a smudge than a scratch).. Is there a product which can polish out plastic!
     
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    you could try a product called crystal disc i got mine from tesco but that was a while ago.5 pound for a little tube but you only need a small amount also try a device called skip doctor.not sure what website it was on butr im sure the knowledge of the forum will help :D
     
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    Try Brasso or Duraglit wadding, works for me. You might also have some luck with jewellers rouge, test it first on a cdr, covermount, or whatever, just in case.
     
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    Tried Brasso (and Silvo) on an old CDR and both get the scratch out really nicely.

    It leaves the surface smooth.. But, its really misty!

    I had a look in Tescos and can't find any CD cleaning product.

    I wonder if there is a polish which is designed for plastics out there?
     
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    You could try using a small quantity of Autoglym (the car polish).I have used it on scratched cd's and perspex turntable covers with good effect.Work a little onto the scratch in a circular motion,wait for it to dry and then buff it off. I think toothpaste would be too abrasive hence the dull surface
     
  7. Jon Weaver

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    I used some 'Mr Sheen' (Furniture Polish) and was surprised to find that it buffed the scratch out and left the surface 99% clear.

    So I used it ony my scratched DVD and it worked perfectly...

    I am still looking for another solution for future occurances, so will look at the products you mentioned

    Cheers
     

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