Knowing how to clean a CD properly is crucial if you want to save them. There are a few warnings that will save you from destroying your CD. Read on for instructions.

Step 1: Warnings

These are the important warnings to be cautious of.

1. DO NOT use household washing materials such as windex.

2. DO NOT wipe in circles.

3. DO NOT spray cleaning fluid directly on the CD.
does it matter what kind of toothpaste<br>
I have heard that you should not use tooth paste gel, only actual paste.
i tried it it only takes away some scratches not all of them
can you use any toothpaste?
does this ony work for music cds or does it work on games aswell?
does the kind of the toothpaste matter?
Toothpaste is an abrasive. That's the point-it files the scratches down to a point where they will no longer cause a blip. Just remember to clean from the inside out (center to edge) in deliberate straight strokes NO SCRUBBING! I've done it. It works.
To get scratches out (possibly not divits or vary deep scratches) I've used a fine car finish buffing compound it works fairly well if you have a lot of surface scratches and you don't have any cd cleaner. But may leave some rings which the thoothpaste could get out? Even with some of the rings from buffing it can be read again and doesn't seem to affect the reading. Hey if its meant for making the finish on your car look new (which can be a plastic bumper) why not a cd?
Use <a rel="nofollow" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brasso">Brasso</a> - I've done it and it works (required a lot patience on my very heavily scratched Electric Larryland)<br/><br/>L<br/>
Wait is this just for cleaning them or getting the scratches out?
I use dish detergent to clean CDs. The goal is simply to remove oils left by fingers. The mild detergent does this beautifully. Toothpaste tends to contain abrasives which would not be good on a CD.
It can't be the gel toothpaste.
:-\ yeah it cleans cds, but ONLY cleans them... i do this, then blow torch the scratches out (yes i really do)
Why shouldn't you spray liquid directly on the cd?

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