How to Polish Chrome

Chrome is used as a decorative or protective finish to certain body parts of cars and is also used on everyday use products that we have at our homes such as faucets as well as in dyes and pigments. It is a strong and durable metal that resists corrosion.

Stainless steel is a combination of iron and chromium generally 11% or more in concentration of the total volume of the stainless steel. It is also used in making molds for bricks and other similar products that need to be treated in kilns.

However, sometimes the rust resistant metal too can get rusty. In that case, we can get it cleaned with the help of some very simple process from material available in just about every household.

Things Required:

– Diet Cola
– Foil
– Paper Towels
– Warm Water
– Baking Soda
– Vinegar

Instructions

  • 1

    Pour Some Cola

    Diet cola may be your hero and saviour or the worst tasting soda available, depending on which stand point you look at it from. It was recently used umpteenth to shoot liquid in the air with the help of mentose. However, you can use the very same soda to clean the rust of the chrome. Start the process with generously pouring diet cola on the rusted part of the body and let it sit for a few seconds.

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  • 2

    Rub with Foil

    After you have poured the cola and have waited for a bit, crumple the piece of foil that you have with you and give it a real hard rub. You will see the rust will start becoming loose.

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  • 3

    Rinse and Wipe

    Once the process is done, rinse the surface with warm water and clean any residue of rust with a paper towel to give the surface a shiny and brand new look.

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  • 4

    Baking Soda and Vinegar

    You can also use the vinegar and baking soda to get the extra bit of shine on the rusted surface. The process is quite simple; you soak a piece of cloth with vinegar and add some baking soda to it. The next thing to do is to give the rusted chrome a good old fashioned rub and after a bit of time, the rust will start coming off. After a bit of time, the surface should be all cleaned up and should be good as new.

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  • 5

    Rinse and Wipe Again


    After the surface has been cleaned, you can once again give it a rinse to get rid of any residue of rust or the baking soda that was used in the cleaning process and wipe away the surface with paper towels to get it dry.

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