You don’t need to throw away or replace a DVD just because it’s scratched up. With some careful rehab, you can get the disc back into playing shape.
The Daily Buzz recommends using creamy peanut butter and toothpaste to smooth out scratches.
You start by smoothing toothpaste over the disc, then layering a coat of peanut butter on top of that. Next, you wipe off the substances, leaving the remaining gunk to fill in the scratches.
After that, you apply a second coat of toothpaste and peanut butter, then place the disc in a container and pour soda and baking soda inside. After shaking it up and letting the disc sit for a while, you polish off the next layer of paste with a wet paper towel and your scratches should be gone.
Here’s a Household Hacker video to follow along:
If that’s not your style, you can always use toothpaste, a banana and metal polish to do the trick.
25 (more) clever ideas to make life easier [The Daily Buzz]