I reached a mission probably half-way through GRAW where the game has trouble loading. I bought it new and this is the first cd ever that I've run into this kind of issue from PS, to PS2, to GC and XBOX. I really try to take care of my games, so this frustrates me in particular. I'm gonna guess its a micro scratch along the edge, there is one was caused by the disc tray closing on the disc accidentally.
Anyways, I saw the general internet recommendations on buffing a disc. Anyone have any personal stories. I'm thinking of avoiding the toothpaste recommendations and instead using a Car Wax and a new buffing rag. Definitely not interested in a CD Doctor contraption, it seems they get very mixed results anyways.
GRAW was a 55 dollar investment and am really hoping a carefull buff will get it back to perfection. Other worry is that it mightve been a manufacturing snafu, but I'd have no way to confirm it. I've had it for a while now, as I'm a casual gamer, full time dad, so I dont think I have any recourse with the retailer for exchange.