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iggystar
10-15-03, 11:18 AM
I found nothing in search about this. I've been keeping my CDs in a Case Logic portfolio, the CD sleeves are plastic with a black felt-like backing. I've found many of my CDs now have these little tiny (you'd have to be looking really hard) black specks on them. I'm going to attribute this to the portfolio, because there were no issues with the CDs before.

So any suggestions on a good CD holder/portfolio. I transport my CDs often so just keeping them in the case is cumbersome.

Also, any suggestion on any good CD cleaners? I've been told plain alcohol (?). I don't think the black spots can be cleaned, I've tried with a cleaner, but I'd like clean some of the fingerprints.

RichDB10
10-15-03, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by iggystar
Also, any suggestion on any good CD cleaners? I've been told plain alcohol (?). I don't think the black spots can be cleaned, I've tried with a cleaner, but I'd like clean some of the fingerprints.

Yep!...can't beat a bit of the old Iso-Propanol - IPA,Iso Propyl Alcohol, Propan-2-ol.

Available from any good pharmacist...or Laboratory Technician :D

GuessWho
10-15-03, 06:02 PM
a) the jewel case i bought them in

b) i never leave them out and only touch sides -- no reason to clean them if they never get dirty

MJKTool
10-15-03, 06:06 PM
a) their jewel cases
b) the shirt Im wearing at the time.

Gunshy
10-15-03, 09:46 PM
<A HREF="http://www.allsop.com/product_detail.asp?model=23620"><IMG SRC="http://www.allsop.com/images/products/models/200x200/23620.jpg"></A>

(Allsop unbreakable stronboxes)

For my rare hard-to-replace favorites, there's nothin' better. Oh, it helps to be paranoid of scratches too. :)

-Gunshy

POWERBOMB
10-15-03, 10:18 PM
I clean them with cd cloths you can buy at the store or tissue (the kind you blow your nose with).

Sessa17
10-17-03, 02:29 PM
Originally posted by Gunshy
<A HREF="http://www.allsop.com/product_detail.asp?model=23620"><IMG SRC="http://www.allsop.com/images/products/models/200x200/23620.jpg"></A>

(Allsop unbreakable stronboxes)

For my rare hard-to-replace favorites, there's nothin' better. Oh, it helps to be paranoid of scratches too. :)

-Gunshy

Are those expensive? Do B & M stores have them? I've never seen them before.

cheapskate
10-17-03, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by Sessa17
Are those expensive? Do B & M stores have them? I've never seen them before.

The site says they're $1.75 each - I've never seen them in any store on this planet before...

(what do you bet me the plastic spokes are the only things that aren't unbreakable!?) :D

C_Fletch
10-17-03, 03:28 PM
For scratched discs I suggest:
http://www.cdwarehousemn.com/deals.htm

Only good for Minnesota guys though. Although you can check:
http://www.cdwarehouse.com

To see if there is a store that does this in your state.

Later,

Gunshy
10-17-03, 07:30 PM
Originally posted by cheapskate
The site says they're $1.75 each - I've never seen them in any store on this planet before...

(what do you bet me the plastic spokes are the only things that aren't unbreakable!?) :D

They are not easy to find. And, the last batch I bought may not have been Allsop as they did not have the "StrongBox" logo on them (that and the silly company that sold them put their own barcode stickers on that wouldn't come off without using lighter fluid which wound up fogging the damn things!)

And no, they aren't truly unbreakable (of course, what is?) They are made out of a vinyl (polymer) versus typical brittle plastic, similar to late-in-life LP records, the ones you could almost roll into a tube and wouldn't shatter :) So they bend instead of cracking or breaking. Doing this tends to show some stress marks though so it's not advised.

I use them because I think they're cool and do actually protect the CD as these jewel cases won't shatter and the spindle won't lose it's little points (the tray is the same material only opaque). I only have about 40 which I use to house things like my Pixies "Trompe le Monde" Japan CD with the live bonus tracks or my copy of Unida's first CD EP, both insanely hard to find (read "irreplaceable"). True, they won't last in a fire, but that's what insurance is for I guess.

-Gunshy

Brain Stew
10-17-03, 07:44 PM
1. Jewel case/digipak -ohbfrank-
2. My shirt

No problems so far...