Discussion in 'CD/DVD/Blu-ray Technology' started by PPBart, Oct 25, 2016.
Can I spray paint over the label of a CD without harming the readability?
just buy a cd label and print on it with the printer. That could be risky and not a good idea.
Not interested in whether it's "risky" or a "good idea" -- would it be readable?
Might end up eating through the cd so I wouldn't recommend it.
So a coat of paint (latex, I suppose) would eat thru a CD?
Can i ask what you are trying to accomplish?
??? I am trying to find out if I can spray paint over the label of a CD without harming the readability...
I meant the purpose of using the spray paint. Technically you can't use certain types of permanent parkers on cd's.
I would say no, primarily because the spray paint will spill over the edge of the CD and onto the readable surface. Also, depending on how thick the paint is applied, it could damage slot-load optical drives.
Go ahead and make fun of me... I tried this same thing myself a few years ago out of pure boredom. Long story short I ended up having to get a new stereo after I tried playing it.
Why don't you just print those cd label paper and stick it on top of the cd.
LOL! That's why I'm asking the question here...
Yeah well TL;DR don't do it.
I have read that you don't want to write on a CD to increase its life. So paint would be a no, no.
TBH I tried this on a Finding nemo DVD and, lets say, R.I.P Nemo and My old laptops DVD Drive.
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