Disc Cleaning Question

vbimport

#1

What’s something good to use to clean fingerprints, etc off of discs with? I used to have something that was in a spray bottle that came with a disc cleaning kit, but it ran out. Do I need to buy something specific to clean discs with, or will something around the house be just as good?

Cosmic


#2

Isopropyl alcohol. $.98 cents any drug store


#3

and make sure you use a very soft cloth like the kind that come in eyeglass lens cleaning kits.

never wipe around in a circle because if you’re going a little too rough and doing any damage, that will damage consecutive blocks causing read errors. for this reason always wipe from the center out to the edge.


#4

Together with some lint free tisues. :wink:


#5

Your both right. The proper cloth is the hard part. Soft yet no lint or dust. Use a paper towel and you can see the scratches. An UNTREATED lens cleaner cloth for a camera lens might work also.


#6

Microfiber cloth for a camera lens is the best i have found.


#7

eyeglass cleaner(think about it) plastic lens, clean and polish.
clean but well worn handkerchief

crappy polish should be removed with mild soap and water


#8

Crappy polish…meaning?

Thanks for all the advice guys.

As for the cloth, I have a disc cleaning machine that has a small chamois type of pad in it; I had just ran out of the liquid cleaning solution.

Also, I have been using Windex glass cleaner. Is that a no-no?

The eyeglass cleaner suggestion reminded me of something I forgot I had. I have some Novus brand plastic cleaner in a spray bottle that I had bought for cleaning my dirtbike plastics. It’s a light cleanser with no abrasives in it. Wonder how that might do?

Later,
Cosmic


#9

crappy polish as used in disk cleaning all in one machines(cheapo kind)
when I went to clean some disks bought second hand from a rental company,
a white milkish film would appear, mild soapy water removed. Manual polishing
restored disk with mininal application of polish/repair.
Just like heat sink paste, what you use and how you apply it that matters.
restoring a disk is an artform best perfected after a 100 or so disks