Can Bananas be used to fix Scratched CD's

Hi guys,

My friend recently told me about it, so i decided to find out more about it, and to my amazement youtube has many videos explaining the process about the same…here’s one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFBQF7QOS94

So what do you guys think, can this work :eek:
I would have tried it, but I am out of bananas :bigsmile:

Regards,

I have no idea why they chose a banana for this. I have repaired scratched dvds with Pledge spray wax—if the scratches are not very deep. I have also used Ultra Glaze polishing wax, which is extremely fine abrasive in a liquid wax. It will polish glass or plastic or clear coat finishes on cars very nicely, so it will work on the polycarbonate found in dvds. You could also use cerium oxide and a liquid medium.

A banana simply doesn’t have enough abrasive action to remove the scratches, and wax works better to fill them (Pledge method).

They also make the mistake of buffing round and round the disk. You should only buff in a radial motion, in to the center and then back to the edge.

Personally I think it is a waste of a good banana.

Youtube has also showed someone opening a car lock with a tennis ball…don’t believe everything that you see :wink:
But this one would be fun to try :bigsmile:

Also this one will be very interesting to try :stuck_out_tongue:

Toothpaste and hairgel work as well.

I found scientific evidence (by accident I must add) :bigsmile:

http://www.cdrhard.com/view.php?cisloclanku=2007082007

http://www.cdrhard.com/view.php?cisloclanku=2007082405

(I don’t read Czech, but the images are pretty much self-explanatory.) :slight_smile:

ROFLMFAO! I swear, gimme a break.:disagree:


:slight_smile:

[QUOTE=wazzy;1861906]Youtube has also showed someone opening a car lock with a tennis ball…don’t believe everything that you see :wink:
But this one would be fun to try :bigsmile:[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=geno888;1862152]Also this one will be very interesting to try :p[/QUOTE]

Hi :slight_smile:
Has worked on an old mini, if you’re really interested.
All about air suction, don’t you know.

As for the banana, there’s no reason why it wouldn’t work.
Although there are far more practical solutions.
(N.B. You can also use a lemon…suckers :bigsmile: )

Tried a few different bananas and the Chiquita Banana worked the best :slight_smile:

Dang don’t dig up old thread and give our secrets away :bigsmile:

bananas haha that remids me when they thought you could get high from banana peals… shit bananas are here to stay :stuck_out_tongue:

[QUOTE=wazzy;1861906]Youtube has also showed someone opening a car lock with a tennis ball…don’t believe everything that you see :wink:
But this one would be fun to try :bigsmile:[/QUOTE]

Actually that one really works.

The sudden rush of air though the lock pushes up the button.

Dear only knows how anyone figured that out though.

Probably guys messing around in a garage with an air hose.

[B]Wombler[/B]

[QUOTE=coathi;2020067]Tried a few different bananas and the Chiquita Banana worked the best :)[/QUOTE]I prefer Dole Banana myself. :slight_smile: But Chiquita is my second choice and third would be Del Monte. :slight_smile:

They are better for making your rose plants grow. Eat the banana and place the peal around the rose plant

[quote=Kerry56;1861725]

A banana simply doesn’t have enough abrasive action to remove the scratches, and wax works better to fill them (Pledge method).

They also make the mistake of buffing round and round the disk. You should only buff in a radial motion, in to the center and then back to the edge.

Personally I think it is a waste of a good banana.[/quote]

SO True.Bananas are best eaten :bigsmile:

[QUOTE=Robert De Niro;2020794]I prefer Dole Banana myself. :slight_smile: But Chiquita is my second choice and third would be Del Monte. :)[/QUOTE]

Aww come on guys. Everybody knows Cuban bananas are the best! :bigsmile:

[B]Wombler[/B]

[B]Everyone who has contributed to this thread is now required to learn this song[/B]
…or you´ll be dinner http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B78rrwSQB24

There’s a fruit store on our street
It’s run by a Greek.
And he keeps good things to eat
But you should hear him speak!

When you ask him anything, he never answers “no”.
He just "yes"es you to death,
And as he takes your dough, he tells you…

"Yes! We have no bananas
We have no bananas today!!
We have string beans and onions, cabbages and scallions
And all kinds of fruit and say
We have an old fashioned tomato
A Long Island potato, but

Yes! We have no bananas
We have no bananas today!"

Business got so good for him that he wrote home today,
"Send me Pete and Nick and Jim; I need help right away."
When he got them in the store, there was fun, you bet.
Someone asked for "sparrow grass"
and then the whole quartet
All answered:

“Yes, we have no bananas
We have-a no bananas today.
Just try those coconuts
Those wall-nuts and doughnuts
There ain’t many nuts like they.
We’ll sell you two kinds of red herring,
Dark brown, and ball-bearing.
But yes, we have no bananas
We have no bananas today.”

[I]Folk Song written By: Frank Silver and Irving Cohn (1923)[/I]

:stuck_out_tongue: Darn all I have are the skins! I already ate the bananas. :stuck_out_tongue: