Re: CD/DVD cleaning and repair system

Pat Shufeldt (pashuf@charter.net)
Thu, 19 Sep 2002 18:18:40 -0700 (PDT)

I use whatever toothpaste I have on hand, which is usually some flavor of Tom's of
Maine. It's made with a calcium carbonate base.
Pat Shufeldt
Greenville (SC) County Library System

Renee Zurn wrote:

> Pat, what type of toothpaste do you use?
>
> Renee Zurn
> Duluth Public Library
>
> >>> pashuf@charter.net 09/17/02 06:40PM >>>
> When I borrow a rental or library DVD which doesn't track properly, my usual
> approach is to clean by gently rubbing back and forth from center to edge of the
> disc (NOT in a circular motion which follows the tracks) with mild toothpaste on
> a soft damp cloth or paper towel. It's good for getting the greasy fingerprints
> off as well as serving as a mild abrasive for polishing It works well if you
> only have a few discs to deal with, and the damage is minor. This method has
> worked except with the most severely scratched disks we've had returned.
>
> Our library has purchased the RTI equipment for cleaning and repair on a larger
> scale; but that's a pretty hefty investment unless you have quite a large
> collection.
>
> Pat Shufeldt
> Greenville (SC) County Library System
> pashuf@charter.net
>
> Ellen Druda wrote:
>
> > > In addition, has anyone used any machine for cleaning and restoring
> > > CD/DVDs? I've found from the Demco catalogue that there's a machine
> > > called "The Edge Disc Cleaning & Repair System", and another one called
> > > "Skip Doctor". I'd like to hear your comment and advice on these
> > > machines. The web site for Demco is: www.demco.com
> >
> > I didn't like the way Skip Doctor rubbed the discs. I think it's ok to use
> > on music cds and even books on cd, but because of the more fragile nature of
> > DVDs, it seems to ruin them more than clean them.
> >
> > Ellen
> >
> > ********************
> > Ellen Druda
> > Media Librarian
> > Half Hollow Hills Community Library
> > Dix Hills, NY 11746
> > ********************