All these thread-like stuffs that keeps growing on my CDs, had made me go nuts about it.
My Pocahontas CD
The scanned image is quite blurry, but the real thing is very visible with the naked eye. Almost all of my CDs starts to grow this fine thread-like things if i leave the CDs on the shelf for about 6 months. The funny thing is that it will only grow on the printed side and not the other side for reading. More specifically, it will only grow on the non-printed parts of the printed side. Thus, CDs with the entire surface printed are not affected.
If i leave the affected CDs long enough, these thread-like things seems to be able to flake the alumimun off bit by bit. Rendering EAC ripping quality of 100% impossible.
These thread-like things can be rubbed off with a dry cloth. But the momment I leave the disc alone for about 6 months, these things starts to come back.
Its driving me nuts! :a
What is this? Fugus? Filiform Corrosion? How can I stop this? I'm living in Singapore where tempreture and humidity is high. And I hope I do not need to resort to buying a large air-tight cabinet to keep all my CDs!
Thanks for reading, any help greatly appreciated!!!