Question by  Cyn (408)

How do I clean scratches off of my video game CD's?

Many of my game CD's have become scratched over time and are now skipping. I need suggestions on ways to clean them.


Answer by  Anonymous

Use furniture polish: Pledge has always worked at filling in scratches on discs for me and they use it at my girlfriend's video store for games/dvds/blu-ray


Answer by  user26 (176)

Is the scratch or multiple scratches just surface or to the golden data layer? If it's scratched to the data layer it can't be repaired. First method is fill the scratches with a special solution that fills the scratch. Second type is resurfacing with a disk doctor device.


Answer by  errika69 (167)

Get a bowl and put in shampoo and glass cleaner. Rub the mixture onto the CD in a circular motion, then rinse off and dry with a soft towel.

posted by Anonymous
Never circular motion !!!  add a comment

Answer by  lalaland (238)

I'd suggest using toothpaste. Here's what you do: take some white, plain toothpaste and rub it all over the disc, going from the inside (where the hole is) outward. After about 15-30 seconds, wash the disc with warm water and allow to dry completely.

posted by Anonymous
thanks for helping me ruin my games up even more  add a comment

Answer by  TwoToneDodge (2204)

Try rubbing alcohol, but 9 times out of 10 the disks need to be taken to a store to be re-surfaced. Look for a video game store who can.


Answer by  Darkrocker (25)

You can't clean scratches, a scratch is actual damage that can not be simply wiped off. But your local video game store may be able to repair it.

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