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ChuckyMan

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I hope this is the right place to post this. I used to use brasso to fix dvd scratches, but since they changed the formula, would that still work ? I just tried Novus plastic polish and it didn't seem to work. The dvd still skipped and froze at the same places as before. It works just fine on my PS4...which is odd. I can see a few small spots that looked like they're scratched, so that's where I put the Novus. Maybe I just did it wrong. I'll try again later on tonight.

If not Brasso, how would I go about fixing scratches ?
 

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I’ve found a perfect solution is to not scratch discs. It’s worked perfectly for decades.

But since it plays on the PS4, maybe the laser is dirty.
 

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One thing I've done with used CDs is to hand-wash them with diluted dish-washing liquid, rinse them with lots of water, and let them dry. This doesn't get rid of scratches, but can make it easier for a laser to read a disc through scratches.
 

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Impossible to repair a scratch. They are permanent. Best to treat all discs with ultra care in order to avoid them.
 

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I hope this is the right place to post this. I used to use brasso to fix dvd scratches, but since they changed the formula, would that still work ? I just tried Novus plastic polish and it didn't seem to work. The dvd still skipped and froze at the same places as before. It works just fine on my PS4...which is odd. I can see a few small spots that looked like they're scratched, so that's where I put the Novus. Maybe I just did it wrong. I'll try again later on tonight.

If not Brasso, how would I go about fixing scratches ?
I use toothpaste! Best to use whiting toothpaste.. I wash disk gently in warm water with Dawn detergent and dry well. Then I use the whiting toothpaste with my fingers and let it sit a min. and then rinse and dry very gently. It does work!
 

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I hope this is the right place to post this. I used to use brasso to fix dvd scratches, but since they changed the formula, would that still work ? I just tried Novus plastic polish and it didn't seem to work. The dvd still skipped and froze at the same places as before. It works just fine on my PS4...which is odd. I can see a few small spots that looked like they're scratched, so that's where I put the Novus. Maybe I just did it wrong. I'll try again later on tonight.

If not Brasso, how would I go about fixing scratches ?
ChuckyMan, I have a JFJ Disc polishing machine. These are similar to what video stores (remember those) used to have to polish discs.This was always a necessity when renting discs from Netflix. They were always in poor condition. I have no problem if you have a few discs that you want to send me to polish. It would just cost you postage both ways. Send them in paper envelopes and the cost is not too bad. And I guess this would depend on how important these discs are too you. Just a suggestion.
 

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