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10/12/2012 08:26 am ET Updated Oct 12, 2012

How To Get Rid Of DVD Scratches With A Banana

When you’re getting ready to pop in your favorite DVD it’s always a bummer when the disc “skips” parts of the movie because of scratches. But instead of suffering through this annoyance, try this trick from Apartment Therapy on how to get rid of DVD scratches.

First, apply toothpaste to the scratched area and massage it gently into the surface using a rag. Then, remove the paste and take a piece of peeled banana and rub it in circular motions into the DVD. Next, take the peel and do the same thing. After, clean the disc using a cloth and spray window cleaner onto it.

While this trick's effectiveness depends on the severity of the scratches, it’s totally worth a try to salvage your favorite flick.

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