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How to clean a cd with toothpaste

Updated on December 8, 2009

How to clean cds with toothpaste

This is a way on how to clean a cd with toothpaste. Learning how to clean clean cd with toothpaste can also be a way on how clean game disc with toothpaste. Take this into consideration when you have that scratched up cd that you want to use again.

The steps..

The following steps will show you how to fix your cd with toothpaste. Take these steps seriously because you do not want to cause more damage to the disc.

1. Examine the back of the disc. The reason for using toothpaste is to help fade away scratches. If you have no scratches then there is no purpose in applying toothpaste to the disc. There are different types of damages that can be done to a cd. It may have minor scratches, deep scratches, and missing pieces of the cd. Minor scratches aren't that serious. Deep scratches can be fatal and toothpaste may not be able to fix it, and chipped away pieces of the cd means that its time to get a new cd because there is no way to fix those missing pieces. If you have scratches then you will want to know how to clean a cd with toothpaste.

2. Get a tube of toothpaste. Toothpaste has many applications that not only work to clean teeth, but also can repair your disc. Squirt a circle on the outside of the inner circle and spread the toothpaste around with your index finger.

3. Lay the disc on a flat surface and start spreading the toothpaste around the disc with your clean hand. Make sure you are wiping the toothpaste on the disc in a circular motion.

4. Lay the disc out for about 5 minutes. This will allow the toothpaste to begin the revitilizing process.

5. After you leave the toothpaste up there for 5 minutes, begin rinsing the toothpaste off with cold water. (Do Not Use Hot Water)

6. Now that you know how to clean a cd with toothpaste, you may begin drying the disc off. Make sure you dry it with something soft such as a paper towel. Some clothes may cause more damage that's why its recommended that you use a paper towel to dry your disc off.

7. Make sure there is no toothpaste left on the disc. Check the inner circile, outer, etc. There should be no toothpaste on the disc after cleaning it.


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    • Amethystraven profile image

      Amethystraven 5 years ago from California

      I'm going to try this on my boyfriend's Modern Warfare 3 game. His son accidentally dropped it, and while picking it up scratched it to the point that it can't play in the x box. I hope this works. If so, he will be thrilled when he gets home. Thanks for this great tip. Great hub. I voted up, useful, and awesome!

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      eovery 8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      Interesting. However, on my plastic lens on my glasses, the paper towel can actually scratch the lens, so I would think a soft cloth would be better.

      Keep on hubbing!

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      successfulblogger 8 years ago from Los Angeles,Ca

      Nice hub Mr. Williams.