Antistatic gun for CDs?


Quick story...My CDP has been having disk errors or reading "NO DISK" while the CD is in the tray. This is after I've wiped all my disks with a soft cloth and repositioned the disk.
So now I'm thinking I'll have to clean the lens, but first I tried using my Zerostat gun on the CD...and it plays, in fact every disc plays.
Also, the CD sounds better; it's more open and with more detail.
In the archives I read about rubbing CDs with dryer sheets to prevent static, so I ask all you experts, is there scientific evidence to explain better performance and sound from a CDP after using the Zerostat?
lowrider57
Lowrider57 wrote,

"In the archives I read about rubbing CDs with dryer sheets to prevent static, so I ask all you experts, is there scientific evidence to explain better performance and sound from a CDP after using the Zerostat?"

Well, technically, isn't hearing a difference in sound after using the Zerostat scientific evidence? And if many people hear the difference the evidence starts to pile up. If you are looking around for a technical explanation, since photons are electrically neutral I'm pretty sure we can rule out some sort of influence on the laser beam by a static charge on the surface of the CD.
aluminum in CD's? I don't believe a CD made of aluminum can hold an electrical charge? Unless you have, a special collection of CD's made with a layer of iron?There is no real magnetizing there to begin with. Unless you believe the spinning motion builds up a charge?
you remove static from the laser pickup, but not from CD. explicit cleaning of the laser pick-up is the best though meaning removing the mechanizm to clean.
I don't know about the Zerostat, but I use Brillianize plastic cleaner and polish to clean CD's. The manufacturer of the solution claims that it has anti-static properties. I've personally found that CD's sound better after cleaning with Brillianize.
hi,i been using Zero antistatic too but couldn't detect much difference. my CDP is rather new though, less than 6mth. how far did you "spray" from the CDs? i follow the recommended distance about 10-12inch between cd and nozzle. regards.
Phil
Schipo, couldn't the rotation of the disc build up a static charge on the plastic clear layer? Wouldn't that explain why products like Nordost anti static spray and ionizers work on CDs? Just sayin'.
That's a good point regarding the clear layer holding a static charge, Geoffkait, but getting back to my original post; a static charge must have some influence on the lens or disc drive.
I'm not the only one here who notices better performance.
Any other thoughts?
Lowrider57, don't get me wrong, I've been using anti static spray and ionizer guns on CDs since peanut butter was invented. Since the laser beam is electromagnetic in nature I suppose there's the possibility that the electric static charge could influence the shape and/or path of the laser beam. There was another theory floating around way back when that the static charging and discharging on the surface of the CD caused it to wobble.
thanks for your thoughts, Geoffkait.