Way back when MUSIC CD’s were new (in the 1980’s!!!) I remember reading some articles or reader letters or whatever, (again, this is way before CD Burners and the general public had access to the Internet), that people reported that treating the media side of a CD with ArmorAll (or any ArmorAll type product) would make the CD’s sound “LOUDER” or “clearer”, or “read with less skips”.
Again, this was the early to mid 80’s so forgive me if I don’t remember word for word what was said.
Anyway, the first reaction was that this is some kind of “snake oil” type of comment.
BUT THEN, people started talking about it, and there seemed to be some logic behind this concept.
CD’s (and later DVD’s) are OPTICAL drives, and depend on light for reading the data, and ArmorAll makes whatever you apply it on, shinier, so this might make some sense.
Anyway, fast forward to present, and I am researching what DVD reader to go along with my BenQ Burner, and I am reading the Aopen 1648 Pro, and the thread showed some graphs, some with errors and some without, and my subconcious mind udders, “Shoulda used ArmorAll on those CD’s that had errors”, and then I just sat there for a second, remembering the whole “Shiny CD adding ArmorAll” concept, and wondered whatever happened to that.
I did a search on ArmorAll at CDfreaks, and nothing came up, so I thought I would ask the question again.
So, has anyone tried it on a CD or DVD and did a “before and after” test?
Has anyone tried it on a Scrached CD or DVD?