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Postby GizmoC on Mon Jul 05, 2004 11:51 pm

While exchanging my mp3 player today, I came accross some CD cleaning sprays. Basically, you spray the chemical on the back of the CD and let it stay there for a min. Then, you wipe it off. Sounds nice and simple.

I was just wodering, are these sprays effective? Are they worth buying?(they are kinda cheap).

Some of my CDs have developed "white rashes" on their surface because I store them in those 200 storage CD pocuhes. And over time my CDs get these white rashes/spots (note: NOT SCRATCHES)... is that ok? should I use the cleaning chemical to remove them?
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Postby digitaldoc on Tue Jul 06, 2004 4:57 pm

I generally just use a soft cotton cloth and work in a linear fashion from the center out to the edge of the disc.

If that didn't work, isopropyl alcohol is safe in small amounts.
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Postby pika2000 on Fri Jul 30, 2004 1:36 am

Rubbing (70%) alcohol works fine. Some "liquid cleaners" are just repackaged alcohol sold at expensive price. Buy a big bottle at your local pharmacy instead. :)
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