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    DVD/CD cleaning

    Hi Loungers, is it possible to remove the writing on a disc done using a DVD/CD marker pen?
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    Not without damaging the disk itself.
    What kind of a marker pen are we talking about here?

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    Clint, they are special types of pens that are designed to be used on discs and available in any pc stores.
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    I use Sharpie pens.
    They are supposed to be safe...
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    Hi Banyarola, I've used various pens in the past from different makers as they don't seem to last very long. I'm trying to remove the old writing to replace it but don't want to damage the discs in the process.
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    Try a sponge with dish washing liquid.

    I use that to remove the sharpie writing on plastic food containers.

    At least the soap isn't a solvent.
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    Sounds good, I was advised to use Methylated Spirits on another forum.
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    I wouldn't use anything close to a solvent because it may attack the plastic..

    Try the soap and sponge.

    I just tried it myself on an old disk and I had to use the abrasive side of the sponge...

    The soft side didn't remove it...

    Oh well, maybe it wasn't such a good idea after all..
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    If push comes to shove, I can always make new discs as I don't have many needing altered.
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    Why not use a stick on DVD lable?
    http://www.onlinelabels.com/dvd-labe...FUrWKgodvDFzyQ

    Jerry

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    Hi Jerry, they tend to unbalance them.
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    Yeah, I wouldn't use anything stronger than soap and water on them.
    Don't use a stickered DVD label, their solvents in the sticky are known to damage discs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    Hi Jerry, they tend to unbalance them.
    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    Yeah, I wouldn't use anything stronger than soap and water on them.
    Don't use a stickered DVD label, their solvents in the sticky are known to damage discs.
    I've used labels for years and have never had either of of these issues. What labels end up being is just a hassle. Very little gain for the time involved in creating the label and sticking it on. For what? To make a 40 disk look pretty? Given the low cost of disks I'd bite the bullet and just copy them.
    Chuck

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    Hi Chuck, I agree totally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    Hi Chuck, I agree totally.
    So I'm guessing I blew my chance to sell you a partially used box of CD/DVD labels? In VERY good condition of course!
    Chuck

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