Fixing Scratched CDs with Toothpaste

This was part of a larger blog post that took a different direction so I split this little tidbit out. Did you know you can fix many scratched CDs with white toothpaste? I’ve tried it out of desperation a couple of times with success both times. Not only does the toothpaste fix scratches, it also prevents them from getting cavities in the future.

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2 comments to Fixing Scratched CDs with Toothpaste

  • For heavier scratches that toothpaste can’t quite handle, you can use brass polish. I’ve had to resort to that a couple of times.

  • lethargic

    No matter how times I’m told or shown this I can’t believe and will never risk it. It just seems too ridiculous. haha

    Have you ever used Azuradisc? They seem to be able to fix anything. I was buying games at a Blockbuster going out of business a few years ago. They had some games that were so badly scratched the guy just gave them to me. Not only a lot of scratches, but scratches so deep you could see the label from the other side. So I sent them to Azuradisc to get fixed. I figured they were free, paying to get them fixed was my charge. But I didn’t think they would possible fix them. They sent them back with a slip saying they were too badly damaged and would likely not work. Yet all the discs looked brand new so i tried them. Every single one of them worked. I was amazed. And all the games sucked.