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ink or paper stuck to DVD, best way to clean them.
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I bought a sealed DVD of a tv series a month or so ago.
Opened it up to find that all the discs were housed in paper packaging, where each disc slid into its own slot.

A few of them have black ink from the paper on them. In a straight line going across the disc.

This is the first time I've ever seen this.

What would be the safest and less damaging method to clean the discs.
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I use Novus 1 Plastic Clean & Shine to clean dust and fingerprints from my DVDs and Blurays, but I don't know if it can clean ink off a disc.

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Would lighter fluid work, or is that too strong?
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I think if I was going to test a strong solvent I'd use a disposable DVD-R for that.  I wouldn't use an interesting disc as a guinea pig.

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Quoting scotthm:
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I think if I was going to test a strong solvent I'd use a disposable DVD-R for that.  I wouldn't use an interesting disc as a guinea pig.

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DVD-Rs have different chemistry, so that wouldn't necessarily tell you anything.
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I once had a digipak where the glue ended up on 3 of the 5 disks. I managed to clean all of them using the fluid I use to clean my glasses. I also recommend using a microfiber cloth to do it, and wipe from the center outwards, don't clean in a circular motion.
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How about something like Goo Gone?
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I used Goo Gone once and threw the disc away afterwards because it literally became a gooey mess.
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As long as it's just a thin layer and doesn't protrude from the disc itself, my first thought for something like ink would simply be to see if it played.  I'd rather have a disc with ink on it that plays fine than attempt to remove it for OCD reasons and scratch my disc.  My second thought would be to exchange it if possible.  I'd only attempt to clean it myself if neither of those ideas panned out.

If forced to clean the disc for whatever reason, I'd give boiling water a shot first.  That method would be least likely to leave scratches behind.  And as the boiling point of water is well below the melting point of the plastic, it's relatively safe.  A minute or so in boiling water has never harmed any disc I've tried it on.  Though to be fair, I'm not 100% sure I've done it with a DVD / Blu-ray.  But it works wonders on CDs.
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Think I'll try the eye glass cleaning idea.
I'll probably get one of those kits with pre-moistened pads.
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