How to Fix a CD With Car Wax

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Compacts discs are great, but what do you do when you get a scratch on one of your CDs? Throw it away? Not so fast. Before you do something drastic, why not try a quick home repair to see if you can fix the problem? You may already have the required item on hand anyway, so you should give it a try. The following article will give you the means to repair a scratch on a CD.

Things You'll Need

  • car wax, buffing cloth

Filling in the scratch for playing your cd again

  • Place the damaged CD on a towel or cloth on top of a table.

  • Wipe the CD clean with a new rag or unused buffing cloth.

  • Apply a small amount of car wax to the scratch, rubbing it in carefully so that you fully fill in the crack.

  • Allow the wax to dry. Check the package for guidelines as far as drying times go. If there are none, then wait at least 30 minutes.

  • Buff the wax with the clean cloth, making sure you go with the length of the scratch, not against it.

  • Wash the disc with water once you can no longer see the scratch.

  • Allow the CD to dry, and then try it out in your player.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure the wax is dry before you buff it into the scratch

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