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Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Bikes: 2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)
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Originally Posted by LastPlace
I have been looking for a gift for a friend who is almost housebound and who watches a lot of movies and was wondering if there is a good device for cleaning CD/DVD's?
It has to be pretty self contained because of his health issues.
Thanks for any ideas.
go to a musical instrument store, buy a nice microfiber cloth. Planet Waves makes a killer one, but if you end up with those crappy thin ones, get two. Breathe onto the disc and wipe radially, from the hub to the rim of the disc...never rub rotationally, as that can cause scratches along the tracks, which WILL screw things up. This is the method most of my family uses, and it works very well.
Alternatively (especially good for one who cannot breathe well enough for my first option) you can use those eyeglass cleaner kits with the pack of papers and the pump bottle.
Scratch removal is a whole other turkey...I can do it, but I sure as hell hate doing it..it also leaves the disc even more prone to scratches since I have to remove the protective layer to remove the scratch...scratch removal is a last resort.