Fix a Scratched Cd or Dvd for Cheap!


Introduction: Fix a Scratched Cd or Dvd for Cheap!

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Fix a scratched disc by sanding and polishing the surface using sandpaper and plastic polishing techniques. This technique does the same thing as a resurfacer but costs less than $10 total.

Products I used:

To smooth out the disc surface: 3M Auto High Grit Sand Paper 1500-2500 grid:

3M Rubbing Compound I used:

With those two items, you can probably fix 200 discs AND restore some head lights.

*Note* Bluray discs only have about 100um of hard coating and sanding it may not be a good idea.



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    I would have never thought to do this since it seems so harsh and the exact opposite of how we are taught to treat a disc. Thank you.

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    Makes complete sense right? You're welcome! =D

    Great idea! I've polished a few headlights, but never thought to use the same materials on a disc. Thanks!

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