Re: Cloudy spots on DVD's?
I recently bought the Joan Crawford Collection from a seller on the Amazon marketplace. Four of the five discs were totally covered with the cloudy residue described here. I'm positive the set was still factory sealed when I opened it. I used BobO'Link's method and most of the spots came off, apart from a faint ring around the edge of a couple of the discs. After several attempts, those marks just would not wipe off.
I'm almost positive these spots/residue are the result of some kind of chemical "fuming off" with the plastic cases, causing build-up on the surface of the disc. It's not a common occurrence, but there was a big thread about it on another forum. Most people encountered the problem with Paramount TV releases in the thin clear plastic cases made by Scanavo. I've also had this happen with a few of the older WB catalog titles I've picked up at Big Lots.
Last edited by joe_b; 09-26-11 at 03:33 PM.