Someone who works in the plastics industry told me that isopropyl alcohol dries out the petrochemicals in polycarbonate, thus predisposing to crazing.
What do you guys think of this CD (CD-R?) cleaning protocol:
- intial clean with dish soap (someone recomended Ivory liquid) and warm water.
- quick rinse (30 seconds?) of the read side only with a dilute (10%) solution of isopropyl alcohol to remove any subtle residue.
- final rinse with distilled water (my faucet has a Pur water filter; do you think this will work equally well?).
- no further exposures to isopropyl alcohol.
Do you think I will still run a significant risk of crazing? Also, would this crazing, if present, be visible if I look at the CD surface under a strong light?
Any insights would be greatly appreciated!