Fix a scratched disc for cheap! (Not using toothpaste! CD/DVD only) | BeatTheBush

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  1. How so clean a scratched disc . Very scratched disc. Ps2 disc. I found the disc after the flood in my country. Its my ps2 disc . PRINCE OF PERSIA THE TWO THRONES . I hope you can help me.

  2. You should never use paper to clean a CD or DVD. Those are only OK for hard-costed discs, like Blu-Ray. Paper scratches others discs and is responsible for much of the remaining haze you have there. You would have had much better results using a lint free cloth.

  3. Thank You for Video. How to get 3000 or 3500 sand paper ???? Rub two pieces of 2000 together with water and you will get super Uber fine sand paper. I used to resurface vehicle headlights.

  4. the rich low life criminals always sell defective cheap garbage that dont last long so u have to buy another one in the future this is how they take advantage of people and rob them by selling defective cheaply made garbage that dont last long they do this with many many products

  5. I'm sorry but CDs DVDs and blu-rays will last a lifetime. Provided they are well cared for. By holding the disc on the inner and outer edges of the disc with your fingers. Don't hold the disc with your fingers on the surface of the data side. I have music CDs from the mid-90s that still play fine to this day. It's real simple. Don't place your fingers on the data surface of the disc. And they will last forever. Most people don't realize that or don't care.

  6. OR….vinyl or compact disc….take wood glue and spread evenly, let dry, next day peel it off and it looks and plays brand new, and looks like a new record…to spread evenly use something soft…lite cardboard lite plastic…as long as it spreads evenly and doesn't cause more scatches….good luck, and have fun. B)

  7. never use sandpaper on disks if you are a beginner in this. if you want to recover a badly scratched disk, clean it up with alcohol on the scratched surface, let it dry, then pour a thinned epoxy and evenly spread it around the disk. watch out for bubbles (a very thinned solution doesn't bubble), let it dry for 2 days. that's it.

  8. Solution is quite simple:
    1- Throw away damaged disc
    2- Buy a new one
    If you reject this simple solution then you're a cheap S.O.B.

  9. I would try the rubbing compound by itself first before using the sand paper because it has microscopic grains in it to cut through the imperfections on its own. You only need to wet sand if the scratches are too deep for the compound to remove alone. Like another commenter said on here this the exact same process you use to remove scratches from paint, repair headlights and other glass and basically anything that can be polished.

  10. I'm gonna go buy all this but i don't know πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

  11. Those of you that keep on asking for proof. I made a new video destroying the disk and then fixing it with this method on camera here: https://youtu.be/Tpcd-5fd9nY

  12. I TRIED YOUR METHOD ONLY TO HAVE THE LASER LENSE NOT BE ABLE TO READ THE DISC AFTERWARD..I THINK YOU'RE FULL OF SHIT..AND.. WHY WOULD SAND PAPER WORK WHEN ALL YOU ARE DOING IS DAMAGING THE DISC EVEN FURTHER?? I'VE PAID 3 BUCKS TO HAVE A VIDEO RENTAL STORE WITH A MACHINE THAT PROFESSIONALLY BUFFS OUT THE DISC WITHOUT DAMAGING IT AND AT LEAST YOU WOULD TAKE LESS OF A CHANCE OF TOTALLY DESTROYING THE DISC..CAR POLISHERS HAVE GRITTY ABRASIVES-SO WHY USE THEM?? YOU'RE NOT MAKING SENSE DUDE!! JUDGING FROM WHAT I'VE SEEN- ALL YOU REALLY INTERESTED IN IS SELLING AND MARKETING YOUR TEE SHIRTS AND ITEMS AND YOU ARE GOING ABOUT IT THE WRONG WAY..YOU'LL SEE..YEAH!! BEAT THE BUSH-SCREW THE CUSTOMER!!

  13. DID ANYONE STOP TO THINK THAT IF YOU USE ALL THOSE ABRASIVES AND DON'T THOROUGHLY CLEAN THE DISC AFTERWARD-YOU'LL DESTROY YOUR LASER LENSE AND THE DVD/CD PLAYER WON'T EVER PLAY AGAIN?? COMMON SENSE WILL TELL YOU THAT..

  14. I got to hand it to you. You're making videos that kids are going to watch and tell you you're an idiot and this won't work. Then they'll go out and buy that $100 plus disc resurfacing machine and not even realize it's doing the exact same thing you are showing them in this video. Keep up the good work.

  15. Ok tried the 2000 grit with water and some of the PlastX three times and nada. Is there a difference between the rubbing compound and the plastX? And i can't get the 3M compound where i live. Is there a good alternate version?

  16. Whoops there was one problem I could tell that the disc was perfect after sanding but got scratched a little further while polishing

  17. Do NOT USE SANDPAPER, IT WILL RUIN YOUR DISC…USE WAX OR POLISH DO NOT USE SANDPAPER AS IT WILL HEAVILY SCRATCH AND RUIN THE DISC..

  18. I have the same problem with one of my disc. I try cleaning it with a banana peel, I even read the instructions of how to do it. But no, it just don't want to work.

  19. I heard (and use myself) that you can use candle wax out a candle ( solid candle wax, not melted candle wax).
    πŸ•―πŸ•―πŸ•―*good luck*πŸ€“πŸ–’πŸŽžπŸŽ¬

  20. Hey kids, if you want a fast and easy way to do this, try putting it in your microwave and pressing 9:99 on it!

  21. The alcohol and ammonia in windex is bad for plastics. Paper towels or napkins leave scratches as you wipe. You dont know jack shit bro!

  22. By the time you went & bought everything needed to fix the discπŸ’Ώ could have gotten a new/used discπŸ“€cheaperπŸ’² lolπŸ˜‚.

  23. don't use a napkin its worse than a paper towel to use on scratch discs lol this guy just ruined his disc even more

  24. Sanding it just screwed the disc up more. I used the same products. While my disc is now scratched evenly and very smooth to touch, the rubbing compound did nothing to cure it.

  25. Everyone always tells me that vhs's are terrible quality. But they have not broken yet. And they don't scratch like DVDs. And you can watch when ever you want to. And not be subjected to a streaming service that might not have your movie. This is why DVD/vhs stores are my friends!

  26. I just tried this. I had a DVD-R that had gotten scuffed and some of the files couldn't be read. I'd already burned a replacement, so it didn't matter if I destroyed the disc or not.

    I used all four gits (1000-2500), which may have been a mistake. Also, my local store didn't have 3M rubbing compound so I used a plastic polish and fine scratch remover.

    I first used the circular sanding method with each grit and then the polish. At this point, the disc was incredibly scuffed up and wouldn't work at all. I went over it a second time and it still didn't work. I then tried going around the disc and only sanding back and forth from the edge to the hub, then using a circular motion with the polish. After MUCH polishing, the surface looked pretty good, although I could still see the circular scuff marks. All but one of the files worked. The one that didn't, was the last file on the disc.

    I then tried going in circular motions with just the 2500 and then polishing the hell out of it. I'm now able to copy that small file most of the time, although it still fails occasionally. Strangely, the disc now looks worse than on the previous attempt.

    The above makes it sound like the process went fairly smoothly, but all total, I probably went over the disc 5-6 times, and polished it probably a dozen times. I think I probably spent about two hours on it and started to develop a cramp in my hand from holding the sandpaper.

    On the plus side, the plastic polish worked wonders for removing the partially disintegrated anti-glare coating on my glasses, which has been bugging me for months.

  27. Do you think a Terry Cloth would be better than scraping it with sandpaper and and a napkin/ paper towel ?

  28. I don't know why this video doesn't have more likes! I just fixed 5 of my cd's that my CD player wouldn't even read. They all had pretty deep scratches. I used wet/dry 1500 grit, then wet/dry 2000 grit, then I followed up with wet/dry 3000 grit, and finished it off with rubbing compound. 3 of them worked right away, no skips! The other 2 still had some skips so I repeated the process with 2000 and 3000 grit and they work perfectly! Thank you so much for posting this video!! @BeatTheBush

  29. I had a GameCube game that was skipping badly, and I watched this and was going to do one of these things, until the end, and I realized.. wait, I’m a jeweler. So I used a 6 and then 1 micron bristle disk with my Foredom, and now it works like it’s brand new. Really I’m stupid for not realizing it sooner. Taking scratches out of anything is always done in the same way: scratch it worse!

  30. Just a note about a few things to think about. A) The disc has to be as clear of scratches only enough for the laser to deflect from the cd uninterrupted or it cannot read the data. That means that wax is unlikely to be effective in the long run as the disc heats up. Some high performance drives such as blue-ray are more likely to read a disc than older dvd players. B) Flatness of the disc is a factor in laser deflection, so sanding the disc by hand can cause an unevenness which will result in poor laser deflection. Using a mechanical means such as a buffer wheel is slightly better, but even then the disc may become concave and not be read. C) Some polishing compounds are for other materials. I find that the ones that work best are for automotive paint. Compounds meant for metal or acrylics may embed themselves into the disc destroying it forever even with a professional resurfacing. D) Quality of the disc is of high importance (not just the data, the physical disc). This means that you should inspect the center for cracks or separation, chips or cracks at the edge and the scrutinize the label by holding it up to the light and looking from the non-labeled side to see any holes that light may pass though. If you can see even a small scratch or pin hole of light, this is sufficient to kill a disc (however, I have seen some small amount of scratches make little impact on a game, and only a pinhole ruin an entire song…you take your chances). I can successfully resurface 60/100 by hand. Using a consumer machine, I can successfully resurface 95/100. I suggest using the least invasive methods by hand and invest in a machine. A good machine might mean dropping a $100, but I highly recommend it if you need to resurface 20 or more discs that are important for you (that means maybe you have some family album or special edition dvd that is hard to find). I would not try to resurface heavily scratched dvds or cds by hand, it is time consuming and almost never fully works.

    Some fails:

    I once used alcohol as a cleaning agent when resurfacing a disc. It wiped the label (and data) completely off the disc.
    I use a green pad on a disc to remove scratches because I thought it was less abrasive than 2500 sand paper. I was wrong.
    I tried resurfacing a Blue-ray disc on a machine. I mistakenly used the sanding function. Keyword: "mistakenly"
    Experiences with slightly cracks or chipped discs: They like to explode in disc drives
    Discs that have been professionally resurfaced two or more times will not polish by hand may be too thin to polish even with a machine.

  31. How exactly is this fixing a disc for cheap? The car wax and the buffing agent both cost more than buying a new cd.

  32. Wrong. The data isnt in the front disc layer,the data its in the middle of the cd or dvd. An cd or dvd have 3 layers not 2 layers.2 acrilic layers one of each side and an kind of aluminium layer in the middle that where is recorder the data. To take out the scratchs disc you only need some sand papers of 1500 and 2000 with oil, and finishing polish in some motor. Careful or you can destroy your cd or dvd if you press to mush causing some pits when you sanding and polish.

  33. Great vid beat the bush
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  34. Do yourselves a favor. Dont ever use paper towels like he did. Use microfiber. Never spray windex on it. because the ammonia in the windex can destroy the resign that binds the disc together. An most of all NEVER use sandpaper on a fkn cd/dvd. Not even 5000 grit! If polishing it doesnt work with plastX or a good polishing compound/wax. If the disc is that important take it to a professional disc restorer.

  35. I used toothpaste to try and fix a DVD. It made it look way worse! And it still didn't fix the problem. I swear I sometimes wish we stuck with VHS, those last years!

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