Have you ever found your DVDs in an icy cold bath?
Has your city or town been recently devastated by a major flood?
If you answered "YES" to one or more of the above questions, you may have already won!
Read on for details.
Step 1: Step the first
Ok, assuming you have the discs, carefully remove them from their cases. If they are stuck to the paper inserts, remove the whole thing, do not try to remove the paper at this point.
Step 2: Step the second
Place discs into a container filled with clean water. USE NO SOLVENTS, as this will destroy your discs, only use clean water.
Let the discs soak in the water for some time, at least 30 minutes, but no longer than 16 hours, as this will lead to further water damage, and may make the discs completely unrecoverable.
During this soaking time any paper stuck to the discs will fall away, hopefully.
Step 3: Step the third
After you rub them over, then take them from the container from whence they were and dunk them a couple of time, to rinse off anything left over, then place them into another container, again filled with clean water. USE NO SOLVENTS, only use clean water.
Then let then soak again, for between 30 minutes and 16 hours.
Step 4: Step the forth
After 30 - 90 minutes turn the discs over and let them dry for another 30 - 90 minutes on the other side.
Step 5: Step the fifth
A microfibre cloth is similar to a chamois, you can get lens cleaning cloths or glasses cleaning cloths or things like that. Do not use woven microfibre or a chamois intended for cleaning a car.
Once they are dry and clean stack them neatly to prepare for the next step.
Addendum : as has been noted by mdog93, stacking CDs is one of the best ways to scratch them. As you don't want to scratch your discs, hence why you are cleaning them in this instructable, you could perhaps lay a sheet of paper or something soft and possible absorbent betwixt they. Word.
Step 6: Step the sixth
We are to make sleeves for Compact Discs from A4 sheets of paper.
First you will need sheets of A4 paper, the discs we cleaned in the prior steps, a pen, something to lean on and a whole heap of spare time.
Step 7: Step the seventh
Now, once you have written the title upon the page, turn the paper over, then place the CD between the layers of paper, roughly in the middle, fold the sides in about 2.5cm (an inch) then fold the corners up, as shown, and turn the whole thing over again, and you will see that you have made a CD sleeve that looks just like the one that I made, that you can see here.