What's the best way to get finger prints off the disc?

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  1. Ferdinand*T

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    I bought a few dvd's today for cheap but a few have a couple of finger prints on them. What is the best way to get them off without scratching them? I trying to fog them up with my breath and wipe them gently with a very soft cloth. Is this good or is there a better way?
     
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    Look at a local music/movie store for special CD/DVD wipes. They're usually soft cloths that leave very little lint and don't scratch the disc surface. They're very handy for cleaning up used discs (a ritual that I often go through when acquiring used laserdiscs).

    DJ
     
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    What about that DVDdoctor contraption.

    Kind of pink or green and you spin the dvd, while it cleans it
     
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    Mom's spit works for everything.. If it cleans dirty faces, I don't see why it wouldn't clean a few fingerprints.
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    Disc Doctor is for resurfacing discs, not cleaning them. There's a huge difference; DD takes a small amount of the disc's surface off by shaving it to remove scratches and gouges from interfering with playback.

    Use a lens cloth (camera store, optician's) as those are designed to not scratch. Even normal cloth can scratch lenses and discs sometimes, so be careful.
     
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    Spread that powder on them and use the old tape lift method. You could watch CSI to brush up. Then enter the prints in a computer and apparently 1000 photographs will flash by in an instant before the face of someone you hadnt origionally considered a suspect appears.

    Oh....sorry....you meant how do you REMOVE fingerprints from a DVD! Oh...then forget everything I said.
     
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    To continue the deterioration of this thread:

    Apply a light coating of rubbing alcohol to the affected side of the disc. Remember to wipe in a straight motion from the center of the disc to the outer edge. Do not use a circular motion.

    Hold the disc over an open flame (a bic lighter is perfect), until you observe the flash of ignition.
     
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