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Old 03-20-2009, 01:37 AM   #1  
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I know this is going to get the same old cleaning suggestions, but I am having a heck of a time keeping my discs clean. I use a microfiber cloth to wipe them, and that works alright in the short term. But the next time I go to play the disc it has cloudy white smudges or oils. I wipe the disc clean and the blotches keep coming back. Is this just the nature or the hard coating?
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I know this is going to get the same old cleaning suggestions, but I am having a heck of a time keeping my discs clean. I use a microfiber cloth to wipe them, and that works alright in the short term. But the next time I go to play the disc it has cloudy white smudges or oils. I wipe the disc clean and the blotches keep coming back. Is this just the nature or the hard coating?
Is this just one particular disc or all they all doing this? If don't get my fingerprints on the bottom of the disc and I immediately put the disc back in its case then the bottom stays perfectly clean. Sometimes my Netflix BDs have fingerprints so I just use a cloth to wipe the bottom and that solves it.
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I run my discs under very hot water for 15-20 seconds which removes the oil of fingerprints if someone touches the data side. I do this on rental discs to get rid of the food on some discs that seem to have been used as dinner plates by some people too.
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I run my discs under very hot water for 15-20 seconds which removes the oil of fingerprints if someone touches the data side. I do this on rental discs to get rid of the food on some discs that seem to have been used as dinner plates by some people too.
PFC5, I thought that that practice was only done on netflix HD DVDs, during format battle!
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PFC5, I thought that that practice was only done on netflix HD DVDs, during format battle!
No those who cannot afford dinner plates also seem to rent BD discs & SD DVD discs also.
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I know this is going to get the same old cleaning suggestions, but I am having a heck of a time keeping my discs clean. I use a microfiber cloth to wipe them, and that works alright in the short term. But the next time I go to play the disc it has cloudy white smudges or oils. I wipe the disc clean and the blotches keep coming back. Is this just the nature or the hard coating?
Ive heard of this aswell. People would leave their BDs on shelf for months and months and when they finally take it out the disc is all cloudy and smudgy. I dont know what it is.

Moist rooms?
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Could the hard coating be bleeding an oily substance? That doesn't seem possible to me. So far that has not happened to any of mine, but I find a lot of stuff on some of the BD discs and even more on the SD /HD discs when I rented them. I think the hardcoat actually reduces some of this.
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I have had it happen with every disc I clean. After wiping it with the microfiber cloth, it looks spotless. A day or two later the disc will have cloudy smudges. It is not fingerprints as I am OCD in caring for my discs. I have also switched microfiber cloths in case one was contaminated. Again, it is more of a nusiance than a real problem. It just seems that the discs attract dust, and while oils can't get a hold on the disc they do seem to pool leaving smudges, granted they are easily wiped off.
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I have had it happen with every disc I clean. After wiping it with the microfiber cloth, it looks spotless. A day or two later the disc will have cloudy smudges. It is not fingerprints as I am OCD in caring for my discs. I have also switched microfiber cloths in case one was contaminated. Again, it is more of a nusiance than a real problem. It just seems that the discs attract dust, and while oils can't get a hold on the disc they do seem to pool leaving smudges, granted they are easily wiped off.
Try my suggestion to run the data side of the disc under very hot water for 30 seconds. that should remove the oil as it does on mine.

It might be that you are just smoothing out the oil film and it ends up repooling over time when you just move it around.
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It' Toshiba's revenge, , just kidding. I think there could be a thin oily film left from the mfg process. When you wipe it you are not removing it but just cleaning the haze. Think of the inside of your car's windshield, you can wipe it clean with a towel but unless you use a cleaner the hase comes back. Try PFC5's idea with the hot water and maybe it will remove it.

If that doesn't work you may need to try something a little stronger. If they were DVD's I would say take some cheap or free ones and experiment with different types of cleaners to make sure you don't do damage to the plastic but BD, none are cheap (yet). With the hard coat they are different than DVDs so what works on one may not work on the other.

If the hot water works or if you find a way that does please let us know.
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