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Repairing scratched CDs
Emanuel
post Jul 22 2002, 11:43
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Does anybody have experience from repairing scratched cd:s? There are a few repair-kits available, but are they really doing their job? The cd:s I would be happy to play/copy are not very badly scratched, but some scratches are deep enough to make EAC (with accurate stream/c2) lose the sync.

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john33
post Aug 4 2002, 15:46
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In the UK, we have an automotive product called 'T-Cut', removes the 'dead' outer paint layer, seems to work pretty well on scratched CDs.


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- Emanuel   Repairing scratched CDs   Jul 22 2002, 11:43
- - kennedyb4   Hi. I have repaired probably over 100 cd's by now....   Jul 22 2002, 13:01
- - fewtch   You can also do a search for Novus plastic polish,...   Jul 22 2002, 13:07
|- - mickel   QUOTE (fewtch @ Jul 22 2002, 04:07 AM)You can...   Aug 10 2004, 08:06
- - Emanuel   For my lightly scratched cd:s, I ran down to a loc...   Jul 22 2002, 19:58
- - mijj   I've seen a reference to these on a different mess...   Jul 25 2002, 17:16
- - n68   yup... i have had good experience with toth past...   Aug 4 2002, 15:37
- - john33   In the UK, we have an automotive product called 'T...   Aug 4 2002, 15:46
- - frozenspeed   There's this store by where I live in Vermont, Dow...   Aug 4 2002, 16:38
- - asral   Hi, I repair them with a hadheld small butane tor...   Aug 4 2002, 17:14
- - Halcyon   See this thread at EAC forum for my test results: ...   Aug 12 2002, 21:57
- - asral   Hi, How do you polish a CDR without getting the d...   Aug 12 2002, 22:21
- - Cygnus X1   Another suggestion would be to try ~1500-grit rubb...   Aug 12 2002, 23:18
- - Pio2001   Hi, Halcyon ! Nice to see you, I was just wonderin...   Aug 12 2002, 23:39
- - KAMiKAZOW   Use a polishing machine. If you know an optician, ...   Aug 13 2002, 00:11
- - Oge_user   Maybe you can try to extract the tracks from a cd-...   Aug 27 2002, 19:03
- - fireballuk2001   QUOTE (john33 @ Aug 4 2002 - 02:46 PM)In the ...   Jan 9 2003, 00:31
- - ChS   I've been using several different things for C...   Jan 9 2003, 01:28
- - Personne   Automotive liquid buffing compound works real nice...   Jan 9 2003, 18:14
- - afreeman   Been storing your CDs in a box of rocks? First, e...   Jan 9 2003, 19:29
- - mtkversion   I've read that Brasso metal polish works well ...   Jan 10 2003, 19:59
- - Canar   QUOTE (kennedyb4 @ Jul 22 2002 - 04:01 AM)Hi....   Jan 14 2003, 05:29
- - CRasch   We have a Industrial CD Repair Unit here at Fresno...   Jan 14 2003, 07:19
- - boojum   Going back eons, I remember that the German metal ...   Aug 10 2003, 20:47
- - nbv4   I just rub some turtle wax on the play side, let i...   Aug 12 2003, 03:45
- - gooned   If I get a CD that has a read or sync errors using...   Aug 12 2003, 04:49
|- - MagentaMSI   QUOTE (gooned @ Aug 11 2003, 11:49 PM)If I ge...   Jun 1 2005, 05:44
- - outscape   some toothpastes work, but you have to know which ...   Aug 13 2003, 05:36
- - Infrared-Archer   Side note I did not get any good results with colg...   Aug 13 2003, 09:37
- - Fungus   Many thanks you guys! My totally Mad cd colelc...   Aug 25 2003, 15:49
- - westgroveg   Can anyone explain (in detail) the tooth paste scr...   Jan 11 2004, 07:42
- - rmoody   This is so cool to read all the different methods ...   Jan 11 2004, 08:50
- - NeoRenegade   Don't use the Fellowes scratch repair kit. Whi...   Jan 12 2004, 19:37
- - QuantumKnot   QUOTE (Oge_user @ Aug 28 2002, 04:03 AM)Maybe...   Jan 14 2004, 13:20
- - RaWShadow   Try some of this stuff http://www.cdfreaks.com/new...   Jan 14 2004, 14:09
- - DreamTactix291   QUOTE (QuantumKnot @ Jan 14 2004, 07:20 AM)QU...   Aug 10 2004, 08:22
- - Never_Again   I'm willing to bet that the brand name makes a...   Aug 13 2004, 18:25
- - DonP   With the long list of solutions, they all boil dow...   Jun 1 2005, 12:35
|- - ATWindsor   QUOTE (DonP @ Jun 1 2005, 03:35 AM)With the l...   Jun 1 2005, 13:15
|- - jaybeee   QUOTE (DonP @ Jun 1 2005, 12:35 PM)In a pinch...   Jun 1 2005, 13:23
|- - DonP   QUOTE (jaybeee @ Jun 1 2005, 07:23 AM) Maybe ...   Jun 1 2005, 13:51
- - beto   sorry, I don't want to hijack this thread and ...   Jun 1 2005, 14:09
- - kotrtim   QUOTE i have had good experience with toth paste.....   Jun 1 2005, 18:26
- - teleguise   Well seing this thread is alive and kicking in 200...   Aug 10 2005, 21:22
- - callmeace   I found that 'spitting' saliva on scratche...   Oct 2 2005, 06:10
- - ConCave   Use Brasso i had over 20 cds that were strached to...   Oct 16 2005, 16:16
- - odyssey   Has anyone tried the Disc Repair Pro Kit or even k...   Aug 29 2006, 12:10
|- - Rivers1080p   QUOTE (odyssey @ Aug 29 2006, 13:10) Has ...   Sep 6 2006, 17:25
- - odyssey   QUOTE (Rivers1080p @ Sep 6 2006, 18:25) I...   Sep 6 2006, 21:54
- - Eli   Try this thread, its a bit newwer: Review: CD Rep...   Sep 6 2006, 23:10
- - greynol   Toothpaste and turtlewax gets the job done a hellu...   Sep 6 2006, 23:17
|- - bhoar   QUOTE (greynol @ Sep 6 2006, 18:17) Tooth...   Sep 7 2006, 00:21
- - rudefyet   I have a can of Brasso, but I can't get good r...   Sep 7 2006, 01:54
- - odyssey   QUOTE (bhoar @ Sep 7 2006, 01:21) QUOTE (...   Sep 7 2006, 08:20
|- - bhoar   QUOTE (odyssey @ Sep 7 2006, 03:20) I...   Sep 7 2006, 08:38
- - odyssey   I went down to a local store asking for the DiscDr...   Sep 15 2006, 09:09
- - pepoluan   All: Do you think the information in this thread i...   Sep 15 2006, 12:52
- - Never_Again   Yes, under the "Urban folklore" heading....   Oct 5 2006, 03:58
|- - teh roxxors   I apply Brasso with a piece of T-shirt. It's ...   Dec 27 2006, 01:46
|- - krabapple   QUOTE (teh roxxors @ Dec 26 2006, 19:46) ...   Jan 5 2007, 07:33
|- - bhoar   QUOTE (krabapple @ Jan 5 2007, 01:33) You...   Jan 6 2007, 19:36
|- - krabapple   QUOTE (bhoar @ Jan 6 2007, 13:36) QUOTE (...   Jan 6 2007, 23:20
|- - bhoar   QUOTE (krabapple @ Jan 6 2007, 17:20) The...   Jan 8 2007, 08:13
- - janger   I got pretty good at this a few years ago and ppl ...   Dec 27 2006, 04:19
- - maggior   I restored some really scratched up CDs from the l...   Dec 27 2006, 06:38
|- - teh roxxors   Yeah, I've "ruined" discs with tooth...   Dec 28 2006, 22:53
- - cableguy   had anybody tried to repair dvd's using these ...   Dec 28 2006, 23:22
|- - bhoar   QUOTE (cableguy @ Dec 28 2006, 17:22) had...   Dec 29 2006, 03:13
|- - bhoar   Lastly, you can probably use one of these devices ...   Dec 29 2006, 04:00
|- - teh roxxors   You know, you are being ripped off paying good cas...   Jan 5 2007, 00:22
- - cableguy   I tried repairing a lightly scrached dvd this even...   Jan 5 2007, 03:48
- - Eli   As I stated in my other thread (link above) the Di...   Jan 6 2007, 20:24
- - mynamehere   Just to let people know there are CD and DVD repai...   Mar 5 2007, 19:39
- - sephiroth56068   i figured out a way to fix cd's and cd roms th...   Nov 5 2007, 05:18
- - teh roxxors   Well, I can't seem to edit my old post, so I...   May 29 2010, 22:06
- - teh roxxors   A little update: Staples stopped carrying Scratch...   Jul 2 2010, 03:49
- - greynol   I certainly wasn't the first to mention it, bu...   Jul 2 2010, 06:37
- - Seeking_Lossless   Greynol, seriously toothpaste like Colgate will wo...   Jul 2 2010, 08:45
- - teh roxxors   Toothpastes have mild abrasives designed to polish...   Jul 2 2010, 14:17
|- - Eli   QUOTE (teh roxxors @ Jul 2 2010, 09:17) A...   Jul 6 2010, 04:00
|- - teh roxxors   QUOTE (Eli @ Jul 5 2010, 22:00) QUOTE (te...   Jul 11 2010, 13:22
- - Seeking_Lossless   and how did you know your CD has been ruined? The ...   Jul 2 2010, 14:21
- - teh roxxors   EAC wouldn't rip them without error.   Jul 2 2010, 14:30
- - bilbo   For years here in the US, they have been advertisi...   Jul 2 2010, 16:26
- - greynol   QUOTE (teh roxxors @ Jul 2 2010, 06:17) A...   Jul 2 2010, 18:17
- - Speedskater   QUOTE (bilbo @ Jul 2 2010, 11:26) For yea...   Jul 6 2010, 18:18
- - Meeko   I'm with greynol - a toothpaste like Colgate h...   Jul 11 2010, 17:12


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