Does toothpaste really work for scratches on cd's ?

United States
January 27, 2011 7:42am CST
I have read yes it does, then I have also read that it is not good for the cd's. So whats the final answer ?
5 responses
@_sketch_ (5711)
• United States
27 Jan 11
It does, but be careful. Toothpaste is made of different scratchy stuff like sand, for example, and just as it can wear off your enamel, it can scratch the cd. There are different kinds of silicone stuff. This will sound weird, but silicone lubrication will work great. This stuff won't scratch your cd. Lotion also kinda works, but only if the scratches are really small, plus I think it can make the player's laser dirty.
• United States
28 Jan 11
Lotion..never heard of that. I could see lotion doing worse damage to the CD than toothpaste, but I see where you are coming from with toothpaste being like sand paper. Who knows, I think I would be better off just burning another one. Thanks
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
27 Jan 11
I have never tried this myself, but a lot of my friends have. I think it works, but it is more a short term solution than a real one.
• United States
28 Jan 11
Yes, perhaps it is meant to be a short term solution !
@scheng1 (24957)
• Singapore
27 Jan 11
Hi Sunshine, I have never tried it before. I know many people recommend using toothpaste for metals, even to make the tarnished silver and gold shine again. To be honest, I do not have the courage to use toothpaste on precious metals. I am afraid of making the precious metals lose the value.
• United States
28 Jan 11
I have also heard of using it on tarnished silver but like you I do not have the courage to do so, although I have a good amount that needs to be done. I just can't vision it in my mind working. I think on this case I might would rather be safe than sorry. A burnt CD is one thing, but precious metals is another .
@dellmore (89)
• United States
27 Jan 11
not really I think that's more of a myth using glasses cleaner would help
@mark98 (570)
• China
27 Jan 11
I heard that a long time ago. At that time I have tested it that pushed toothpaste on the scratched CD surface,to be honest I did not find results.