Removing Scratches from DVDs
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A scratched DVD is a huge bummer! You were so excited to watch “Frozen” for the hundredth time with your kids! (Just kidding!) But, in all seriousness; whether it’s family movie night or a little alone time for you and the hubby, a huge mark across the back of your DVD can spell disaster. However, it’s actually a pretty easy fix.
Here are 3 things to try before you chuck the DVD in the trash:
First, try using a mixture of equal parts water and alcohol to gently wipe the DVD and then pat dry.
If that doesn’t work, you can try rubbing a tiny bit of toothpaste (on a clean microfiber cloth) on the DVD, concentrating on the areas with the deepest scratches. Do not rub in a circular motion but instead move from the inside edge of the disk to the outside. Then wipe the paste off with water and pat dry.
Your last resort should be liquid metal polish which you will apply the same way that you did the toothpaste. When it comes time to dry, do not wipe it clean as you did with the toothpaste, however. Rinse it with water and allow it to air dry.
If none of this works there are places (video stores, etc.) that do fix scratches in DVDs. Google if there is someplace in your area. Of course, this idea won’t salvage your evening (unless you feel like running out right then) but you may be able to get the DVD fixed so that is usable in the future.