Re: DVD upkeep

Mark Richie (
Fri, 20 Apr 2001 08:37:30 -0700 (PDT)

There was an expensive product called LaserMud some year back for Laser
diac resurfacing. After some experimenting and advice from other media
librarians we came up with a low cost fix - Turtle Wax. At a local auto
supply store pick up a can of HIGH QUALITY rubbing compound that will
work on CLEAR COAT finishes. Follow the instructions and use a very
light circular motion on each big scratch or just lightly over the
whole playing surface.

On the other hand, unless you have a part timer making $5.00 an hour
doing this, it could get very expensive labor wise. In any case for
fast fixes on that unexplained scratch it works pretty good most of the

Cheers - MLR

Lucinda Dubinski wrote:
> Has anyone else experienced any problems with DVD's developing scratches
> ?? We've had a few that apparently have gotten scratched and therefore
> won't play. Is there some kind of extra coating, or cleaning and repair
> that can be done to lessen this problem?
> Thanks for any suggestions. Cindy
> Lucinda L. Dubinski
> Coordinator, Interlibrary Loan and Reserve Services
> Vassar College Libraries
> 124 Raymond Ave, Box 20
> Poughkeepsie, New York 12604-0020
> 845-437-5795
> 845-437-7128 (fax)