[QUOTE=Arachne;2005305]Luckily I haven’t noticed any peeling or anything though (yet).[/QUOTE]
Just so you know what to look for, with these discs it hasn’t actually been peeling so much as either scratching or kind of disintegration of the silver layer.
The first thing I noticed was when I scanned some of the discs that I burnt a while ago. I noticed the scans where still good over most of the disc but had huge problems in some places. When I held these discs up to the light I could see small scratches and like pin-holes where the light was coming straight through. At first I didn’t worry too much but just resolved that I would need to be a little more careful and keep them in jewel cases at all times when not in use.
Unfortunately I still found problems even when I thought I’d handled them fairly carefully. I had a few instances where I’ve founds marks on the discs where the silver just seems to be disintegrating to the point where you can basically just rub it off with you finger (kind of in the way you could rub off a pencil mark or something). It’s not exactly like it’s flaking off. Yes I’ve seen that before on other media where it flakes, that’s like a bonding problem, but this is like just rubbing off a thin layer of paint or something, it’s not even thick enough to actually flake.
BTW I’m not totally sure but I think these “disintegration spots” might have been caused by just getting a little bit of sweat or something on the discs during handling and then over time this has eventually caused the problem. I’m definitely hoping that the ones I’ve sprayed over with clear coat will not succumb this.