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#38583 - 02/02/16 01:11 PM Do you clean your CDs?
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If so, how?
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#38585 - 02/02/16 01:54 PM Re: Do you clean your CDs? [Re: deniro]
artie505 Online


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I just exhale on them and wipe with a soft cloth.

It's important to wipe radially, not circularly.
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#38592 - 02/02/16 05:01 PM Re: Do you clean your CDs? [Re: artie505]
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Originally Posted By: artie505
I just exhale on them and wipe with a soft cloth.

Okay…just to be clear…I should stop using the dishwasher? grin
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#38594 - 02/02/16 05:47 PM Re: Do you clean your CDs? [Re: ryck]
artie505 Online


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Originally Posted By: ryck
Originally Posted By: artie505
I just exhale on them and wipe with a soft cloth.

Okay…just to be clear…I should stop using the dishwasher? grin

No, the dishwasher is fine, but just take 'em out before the spin cycle starts. tongue
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#38597 - 02/03/16 02:53 AM Re: Do you clean your CDs? [Re: artie505]
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No, the dishwasher is fine, but just take 'em out before the spin cycle starts.
It's probably a bad idea to use a dishwasher that has a spin cycle. grin
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#38598 - 02/03/16 06:11 AM Re: Do you clean your CDs? [Re: jchuzi]
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There's a guy on You Tube who uses car wax.
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#38602 - 02/03/16 06:58 AM Re: Do you clean your CDs? [Re: artie505]
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Originally Posted By: artie505
It's important to wipe radially, not circularly.

Why is that?
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#38612 - 02/03/16 11:16 AM Re: Do you clean your CDs? [Re: deniro]
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Originally Posted By: deniro
There's a guy on You Tube who uses car wax.


What brand of car wax? Turtle Wax? Meguiar's?
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#38613 - 02/03/16 11:18 AM Re: Do you clean your CDs? [Re: honestone]
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#38615 - 02/03/16 11:38 AM Re: Do you clean your CDs? [Re: deniro]
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That video is almost 4 years old, and thus there could be something better than the NuFinish Car Wax. For our two automobiles, I use Meguiar's car wax, and it is superior to most other ones, and especially superior to either Turtle Wax or NuFinish.


Edited by honestone (02/03/16 11:38 AM)
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#38622 - 02/03/16 02:27 PM Re: Do you clean your CDs? [Re: ryck]
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Originally Posted By: ryck
Originally Posted By: artie505
It's important to wipe radially, not circularly.

Why is that?

Actually, ryck, I just repeated what I've read and heard for years, including here at FTM.

I searched, and almost every hit comes up with the same "radially" (inside to outside) answer, although I did find one website that says "no difference".

If there's an authoritative answer, I didn't find it.
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#38623 - 02/03/16 02:40 PM Re: Do you clean your CDs? [Re: artie505]
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I read that you're less likely to scratch the CD if you rub outward from the center rather than in a circle.

I used to use Meguillar's too on my car. Then I stopped giving a damn about what it looks like. So long as it runs and the heat & AC work.
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#38624 - 02/03/16 02:45 PM Re: Do you clean your CDs? [Re: deniro]
artie505 Online


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Originally Posted By: deniro
I read that you're less likely to scratch the CD if you rub outward from the center rather than in a circle.

That's the general wisdom, but I haven't found an authoritative document on the subject.

Edit: And as far as what to use, I'll go with the most benign product available (Is my exhalation benign?) unless it doesn't work.


Edited by artie505 (02/03/16 02:49 PM)
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#38626 - 02/03/16 03:21 PM Re: Do you clean your CDs? [Re: deniro]
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Originally Posted By: deniro
I read that you're less likely to scratch the CD if you rub outward from the center rather than in a circle.

I used to use Meguillar's too on my car. Then I stopped giving a damn about what it looks like. So long as it runs and the heat & AC work.


Not me! I want my cars to look good, as I have pride in ownership. Plus, it's good exercise. But, to each his/her own. I do give a damn about it (along with other things).


Edited by honestone (02/03/16 03:22 PM)
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#38634 - 02/03/16 05:03 PM Re: Do you clean your CDs? [Re: ryck]
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Originally Posted By: ryck
Originally Posted By: artie505
It's important to wipe radially, not circularly.
Why is that?

Originally Posted By: deniro
I read that you're less likely to scratch the CD if you rub outward from the center rather than in a circle.

The difference between circular and radial scratches is discussed in Circular Scratches on CDs and DVDs. Both wipe directions may cause scratches, but the radial ones tend to be easier on the error correction system of the player, hence the advice to wipe discs radially instead of circularly.
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#38664 - 02/05/16 07:01 AM Re: Do you clean your CDs? [Re: artie505]
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Originally Posted By: artie505
Originally Posted By: ryck
Originally Posted By: artie505
I just exhale on them and wipe with a soft cloth.

Okay…just to be clear…I should stop using the dishwasher? grin

No, the dishwasher is fine, but just take 'em out before the spin cycle starts. tongue

and never turn on the broiler.
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