This is by far, the most easiest, fastest, cheapest, effective and natural way to remove CD scratches and to polish metals. Too good to be true?, It is also a very ancient technique used to polish metals (circa 1950s) and this secret had been taught to me by my late grandma (about cleaning silverwears).
To start with, you'll need the following materials.
> Heavily unreadable scratched CD's
> Cloth (Any cloth will do, but preferably cotton or the ones used in eye glasses)
> Small Plate
> Ajinomoto or Monosodium glutamate (MSG, used to flavor foods)
> Cooking Pan w/ 1 cup Water and Gas Stove
> Dry Towel
> Dishwashing Soap
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Step 1: Pour in the Ajinomoto MSG and Water Into an Empty Plate.
Pour in the MSG and water into the plate, you'll see that I had just a small amount since this stuff can easily scrape off too much plastic.
You can add soap into the mixture, to easily speed up the polishing, since MSG is water soluble, you can have any variations with it.
Adjust it to your desired effect. THE MORE WATER, THE MORE FINE FINISH, THE LESS WATER, THE ROUGHER IT GETS.
Use less water to scrape off deep scratches, then add more water later to a fine finishing.
Step 2: Start Scraping.
Put the cloth in your thumb and get a small amount of MSG mixture from the plate.
Using your thumb, scrape away the CD plastic from the center outwards then back again..
You can also do a clockwise and counter-clockwise direction or x-hatch, but do the scraping as fast as you can, till you get a mirror polish.
As you can see in the third picture, the CD's plastic is easily scraped in just 6 seconds.
The deeper the scratch is, the more pressure and MSG you would need to apply.
Step 3: Wash and Cook Your CD.
After polishing, bits of plastics and MSG crystals needs to be cleaned, so you'll have to wash your CD with soap and water.
Then for real! cook your CD in a pan with 1 cup water for 1 minutes for best possible readability.
Take it out using a fork. Dry it out with a towel, starting from the center outwards.
Then It's done!
You can now copy away your CD's to your Computer!