How To Remove Scratches From CDs And DVDs

Though CDs and DVDs are remarkably durable, it’s almost impossible to prevent scratches and scuffs occurring on CDs from time to time. Here’s a simple technique to repair your CD scratches. Of course you can buy a cheap and effective CD repair machine, but that’s not the only option, you can also make use of some homemade techniques.
First, be sure to thoroughly clean the surface of your damaged CD. You simply need to take a piece of microfiber cloth and clean your disk using eyeglass cleaner. Be sure to wipe the CD starting from inside out and do not touch the reflective surface with your fingers while doing it. Do not attempt to clean the CD using circular motions! Doing so may worsen the condition of your media if you accidentally scratch it.

However, here’s another option to clean the scratches from your CD:
  • Again, clean the CD using a soft cloth.
  • Put a dab of toothpaste on either a damp cotton ball or a very soft cloth. Rub the toothpaste on the CD in a large circular motion, following the edge of the CD and working your way inward.  
  •  Rinse away the toothpaste. The toothpaste should be completely removed. Dry the CD thoroughly with a cloth. Don’t let the CD air dry as water spots may develop. Finally , be sure it’s completely dry before putting it into the player.