I originally wrote this article in 2003! Whoa...
Cds & dvds are long gone! But if you find one or two that you were using for coasters or run into the bins at the struggling archaic used book store, well then...
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.
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.