What’s the best thing to clean CDs with? They are usually best left alone unless they skip or cause other problems. If they need a clean, you can blow the dust off then wipe them down with a damp lint-free cloth. Distilled water and microfibre cloths are recommended. The main thing is to wipe gently from the centre to the edge, even though it “feels wrong”.

How do you clean a CD without ruining it? 

Will acetone ruin a CD? Never use a petroleum-based solvent like acetone; it will permanently destroy the surface. Make sure the CD is completely dry (no water drops) before putting it away. Pat the disk dry and then let it air dry for about a half hour. Always keep the CD in its jewel case or a paper sleeve.

Can you use Windex on a CD? Safe DVD Cleaning Solutions

Isopropyl alcohol/rubbing alcohol and water – mixed at a rate of 1:1. Window cleaner such as Windex.

How do you clean CDs with scratches?

Apply a small dab of white toothpaste or metal polish to a clean, lint-free (ie fluff-free) cloth and rub very gently along the scratch from the disc’s centre outwards. Cover the full length of the scratch, then repeat twice for good measure.

Can you clean a CD with eyeglass cleaner?

Use a soft, dry cloth to carefully wipe the disc from the center outward as follows. WARNING: There is a risk of data loss. Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially available disc or lens cleaners, or anti-static spray intended for vinyl record LPs.

Can you clean CDs with baby wipes?

General rule is, if it’s safe for your eyeglasses, it’s perfectly safe for a disc. You can clean them with eyeglass cleaner, water, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, even liquid dish soap, but *make sure you clean them with a liquid*. You can even rinse them under the tap if you must.

How do you make a CD clearer?

I wanted to try making a clear CD. So, I got some packing tape, scratched the top of the CD with scissors, and used the packing tape to peel off the silver part. Just line up the tape with the edge of the scratch, and the silver part should come right off. Repeat this until all of the silver part is off of the CD.

What paint to use on old CDs?

You will need acrylic paint, clear gesso, paintbrushes, water, and your imagination! Honestly, any skill level can do this painting craft.

How do you remove silver from a CD?

How do you remove printed labels from a CD?

Wipe the cotton ball or cotton swab over the adhesive label you wish to remove. Wipe gently from the inside of the disk toward the outer edge to avoid damaging the CD. The rubbing alcohol should help to break down the label and sticky residue.

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