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Fix a Scratched CD or DVD with Peanut Butter

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Disc Scratches
Peanut butter might not be the first thing you think of to clean or fix scratched CDs and DVDs. But the oils in peanut butter help to gently polish the disc while the peanut butter itself fills in any scratches. Just don't be a nut and use chunky peanut butter or else you'll wind up with more scratches than when you started!


1. Wash up

The first thing you'll want to do is clean your disc with a wet wash cloth and tiny dollop of baby shampoo. Be sure to put the shampoo on the rag and not directly on your CD or DVD! Gently clean the surface of the disc with your rag and pat it dry.

2. Polish time 

Next, you need to polish your CD or DVD with a soft microfiber cloth or even a cotton ball. This assures that the surface of the disc is completely free of any debris that will prevent the peanut butter from adhering properly.

3. Slather on the peanut butter

Place 1 or 2 teaspoons of peanut butter on a wash cloth and gently buff the DVD or CD. Start in the center of the disc and rub straight out to the edge. Continue this process until the entire DVD or CD is covered with a thin layer of peanut butter. Be careful not to rub in a circular motion, which can damage the disc.

4. Rinse cycle 

Dip a clean wash cloth in warm water and gently remove all of the peanut butter from the disc, starting in the center and rubbing straight out to the edge just like you did when you applied the peanut butter. When all of the peanut butter is gone, allow your CD or DVD to air dry or gently dry it with a soft cloth.



If your DVD or CD still skips, repeat the entire process once more. Concentrate on any visible scratches, and allow the peanut butter to sit on the disc for 10 minutes or longer. Rinse it off, and you should be scratch free!


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