# If I’d only known... Need some help!

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In thinking about some more entries for the “Stellar recordings” threaded, i was taken back to the late ‘80s, and my car audio heydays. I had acquired this test disc from a friend of a friend of an installer, and I swear, I must have played that thing 1,000 times in my car systems, and even in a few of my home systems. So I went down to my menagerie of a basement to see if I could find it. Sure enough, I located the wayward disc.  I pulled it out of the case and saw on the laser side the evidence of years of abuse at my ignorant adolescent hands:

Here’s where it gets interesting. I figured what the hell, I’ll just buy a new copy. Amazon - not available. Ok, eBay, where find two listings:

Well shit - as the title says, if only I’d known....  so I come before the greatest collection of audio minds and experiences that I know of, asking how is the best way to go about restoring this gem?  The disc plays fine, so should I just leave it alone?  Obviously, experimentation is not an option - if I restore it, it must be a proven method...

Thanks guys - if only I’d known😬😱

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There are several places that will do it for 5 or 10 dollars. I can't remember which one I used several years ago, but the four CD's I sent out came back looking brand new.  Obviously, you'll want a lot of insurance for that disc if you ship it.  Good luck. https://www.google.com/search?ei=_6T8W5rkGarf5gLunbf4Bw&amp;q=cd+resurfacing+service&amp;oq=cd+resurfacing&amp;gs_l=psy-ab.1.3.0l5j0i22i30l5.11259899.11266647..11270579...0.0..0.70.811.14......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0i67j0i131j0i131i67j0i10.WjGW04bwlsk

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13 minutes ago, GarciaFan said:

There are several places that will do it for 5 or 10 dollars. I can't remember which one I used several years ago, but the four CD's I sent out came back looking brand new.  Obviously, you'll want a lot of insurance for that disc if you ship it.  Good luck. https://www.google.com/search?ei=_6T8W5rkGarf5gLunbf4Bw&amp;q=cd+resurfacing+service&amp;oq=cd+resurfacing&amp;gs_l=psy-ab.1.3.0l5j0i22i30l5.11259899.11266647..11270579...0.0..0.70.811.14......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0i67j0i131j0i131i67j0i10.WjGW04bwlsk

Great advice - I never knew such services existed. Thanks!

Carter

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JFJ Easy Pro does a remarkable job for \$140.  I have had it about 8 years.  I have tried other polishing compounds as a replacement for this companies expensive polish but their product work best.

I have rented Redbox/Netflix DVD's that had skips or would not load.  A quick polish saved movie night .

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