CD "cleaning" sprays, do they work? what do they do?

vbimport

#1

While exchanging my mp3 player today, I came accross some CD cleaning sprays. Basically, you spray the chemical on the back of the CD and let it stay there for a min. Then, you wipe it off. Sounds nice and simple.

I was just wodering, are these sprays effective? Are they worth buying?(they are kinda cheap).

Some of my CDs have developed “white rashes” on their surface because I store them in those 200 storage CD pocuhes. And over time my CDs get these white rashes/spots (note: NOT SCRATCHES)… is that ok? should I use the cleaning chemical to remove them?


#2

41 views, no replies? >.<

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#3

my experience, Skip Dr works wonders for those friction marks. And don’t store disks in the binders, I learned the hard way.


#4

Dont store in binders??? WHAT YOU MEAN? why not?


#5

Hi Ya

problem with binders is pulling them in and out of those sleeves scratchs the discs…have at look at a disc you use a lot after having stored it in a sleeve for a while.

As Rdgrimes has said many times here the best way to store discs is either in a jewel case OR on a spindle. I store my discs on a spindle layed on its side so no downwards pressure is excerted on the bottom discs in the spindle. I have had zero problems with any disc so far. As well i am extremley careful of how i handle discs in the first place.

I would however like to try out some of these treatments to prevent fingerprints from being smudged all over discs through clumsy friends when i lend a disc…so any info on such treatments would be welcome …

Regards

Mark


#6

I get around this by using inkjet-coated blanks or by placing the “label” side of the CD-R against the binder backing rather than the clear vinyl front. No issues to date, even with fragile silver-top TYs. After all, the data side of the disk can withstand many Disk Doctor cleanings.


#7

The combined weight of the cd’s and pages cause friction a “rub marks” on the cd’s.