Cleaning cd dvd

Cleaning cd dvd's should happen sparingly. CDs and DVDs do not require frequent cleaning.  It's rare that CDs and DVDs skip because they're dirty.  Often the damage is due to improper cleaning or over cleaning.  Avoid using organic solvents and chemical solvents like citrus cleaners, acetone or benzene.  In other words, don't use the same cleaners you use around the house. The only solvent recommended for tough stains is Isopropyl alcohol, which evaporates quickly and will not harm the poly carbonate. The safest thing to use is distilled water and a soft cloth, wiped gently --  and only if there is a stain.

The poly carbonate substrate is a soft and slightly transparent plastic. Each time a disc is treated with a solution, wiped with a cloth, general handling other than by the edges, the soft substrate is in danger of scratching or becoming contaminated.

If you simply must clean them for whatever reason, follow these cleaning CD DVD tips:

Cleaning CD DVD guidelines.

  • Use aerosol air to blow off dust, but do not get too close, those compressed air cans have a liquid that would be best to let dissipate.
  • Use a clean dry micro fiber cloth, the really fine type designed for cleaning glass.
  • Wipe from the center out to the edge, not round and round.  You will want to wipe with the grain, but do not.
  • Do not use lens paper, it will scratch.
  • If the disc has a stain, rinse with distilled water, then let dry and buff softly with micro fiber cloth.
  • Use isopropyl alcohol for a tough stain, as a last resort.



We hope these cleaning CD DVD guidelines have been helpful, and invite you to explore the rest of the site for a variety of cleaning tips and products.

Suze & Ev


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