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Remove silver marker from disc surface

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  1. #1

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    Question Remove silver marker from disc surface

    Does anyone know if there is a safe way to remove the silver marker stain on a CD surface (not the side where data is stored) without damaging the disc or removing the printings on it as well?

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    Did you try using rubbing alcohol?


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    I tried with those alcohol pad to wipe but it doesn't seem to come off at all...


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    What is your end game? Does the CD not spin and get read in a drive as the paint is throwing it off balance?

    If it is working, can't you get a copy made which will be free of any marks at all?


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    Well... It is a second hand promo CD single... The disc reads fine.... I am just curious if it is possible to remove the stain....

    I can't just simply make a duplicate copy... and especially if I want to plan to sell it again on eBay or something....

    I have heard about using Drywipe marker over the permanent one... but not sure if it works on CD

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    From my memory, if you damage the "top" surface - then you will have "kissed goodbye" to regaining the data there.

    Yeah, scratching the clear plastic side is a "no-no" - but it is the TOP surface which holds ALL the data.


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    Have you tried nail polish remover (basically, acetone)? Be careful as that would likely remove the printing but looks like you could do it. Good luck!


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    Acetone. Get a beer bottle of it from a metal workshop for HKD$20. Lethal stuff, and use it in a well ventilated area or you're going to get real high. I use acetone to remove paint from old camera lenses.

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    Try

    1) Acetone
    2) Rubbing Alcohol
    3) Peanut Butter (there is a reason Peanut Butter never goes off)

    Leave the peanut butter soak on the spot for a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    3) Peanut Butter (there is a reason Peanut Butter never goes off)

    Leave the peanut butter soak on the spot for a while
    Thank goodness I've not had any peanut butter for years!!