CD Tweaks and Longterm Damage

I was reading the blurb for LAT International's C Diamond CD treatment. They bragged that it has a ph of 7, while some other tweaks they have tested have ph values as low as 5. The latter they claimed would damage CDs over time, just like Armorall did for those who used it.

Has anyone tested the ph levels for Optrix, (new and improved) Auric Illuminator, or Vivid? Do any of these pose a longterm risk for CDs?
I just wanted to pass along my experiences. I purhased a bottle of SHINE OLA (great name) and have found that the surface of my CDs, SACDs, and DVDs seem very clear. They also have improved the audio and video quality dramatically. I have not tried everything out there, but of the ones I have tried, this has given me the best results.
Back to the ph question. :-)

Granting that the Armorall problems have nothing to do with ph, that still leaves the question whether or not a substance with a non-neutral ph would harm CDs over time (lets say 20 years for the sake of argument). Does anyone know?

Cello: Did you test the original version of Auric Illuminator or the new & improved version that recently came out?

Thank you for your very informative explanation, and your friend's work in evaluating & reviewing all of the CD treatment products. Very nice!

I have both Shine-Ola & Vivid, but will continue using the Shine-Ola. (Anyone want to buy some Vivid - Ha!). Thanks.


Thanks for your coroborative evaluation.

How was your trip? Have you recovered from jet lag?
Shventus, I recovered from jet lag just in time to pack and leave for the Denver Audio Fest. It begins on Friday and I fly out a day early to prep and rest before the insanity.

New images of my Euro shoot in Milan and London should be posted here at Audiogon within the next week or so.

Jes45, Lloyd got enough of my money when I bought my Walker turntable and black gate motor controller. He can stand to loose a sale on one bottle of Vivid :^).