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Removing adhesive residue from CD/DVD #692956
01/24/11 11:46 PM
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My recent back-up CDs order arrived today from BFG damaged.
Have had problems with prior shipments arriving stuck to the envelope adhesive
which is next to impossible to remove w/o damaging the disc,
however this last shipment was much worse.
BFG Disc 1 image
Kaptain Braw 1 & 2
Eternal Night: Realm of Souls

Is there any way to successfully clean the discs w/o damaging them?


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Re: Removing adhesive residue from CD/DVD [Re: katbear50] #692979
01/25/11 04:08 AM
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Hi,
And you say this is Not the First time? I would contact BFG ASAP and tell them what is happening and tell them that your are either:
A)Returning the CDs at their expense or
B)That they send you some news ones and to please tell the Shippers to be more carefull, else you will no longer buy backup CDs from them and that you will spread the word.


Just my 2 cents worth.
Good luck Ray
Ray

PS: I would Not try to fool around taking off the adhesive, if you miss just a bit of glue and you insert that in your player, the Glue + the Heat could Damage your player.

Re: Removing adhesive residue from CD/DVD [Re: Starcom] #693023
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Starcom gave good advise but a few comments about the glue residue.

From the photo, the glue seems to be a very thin layer, essentially a trace. If it is from packaging glue, it may be be soluble in water or rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) neither of which will hurt the plastic surface of the CD. The problem is rubbing with even the softest cloth can leave marks on a CD disk.
If you still have the envelope, experiment on that to see if you can dissolve any of the glue. If either water or rubbing alcohol works, then the CD will clean up. Just don't rub on the CD surface.

Re: Removing adhesive residue from CD/DVD [Re: Robert Gault] #693102
01/25/11 01:09 PM
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I agree with Starcom... I have used isopropyl alcohol with success to get rid of random ickies that show up on a disk.


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Re: Removing adhesive residue from CD/DVD [Re: Draclvr] #693211
01/25/11 09:02 PM
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Thanks for all your responses.
I have contacted BFG about the continuing problem
and received a refund for the last $6.99 shipment
charges.
The agent stated they would pass this information along.
We shall see.


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it's about how you danced in the rain!”
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Re: Removing adhesive residue from CD/DVD [Re: katbear50] #693215
01/25/11 09:36 PM
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You should be able to remove the glue with WD40.You can also use low odor mineral spirits.

Re: Removing adhesive residue from CD/DVD [Re: Donald] #697046
02/09/11 03:53 AM
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The WD-40 worked wonders, yall, thanks a mill!


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it's about how you danced in the rain!”
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WD40 Official List of 2000+ Uses [Re: katbear50] #698103
02/12/11 12:31 PM
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WD40 Official List of 2000+ Uses



http://www.wd40.com/uses-tips/

Re: WD40 Official List of 2000+ Uses [Re: Donald] #698137
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It's amazing what you can do with a product designed to displace water from Nike Missile O rings.

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