Cleaning Chrome

Whether on a fixture, appliance, bike or auto this metal always looks best when its sparkling clean. This guide is about cleaning chrome.

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How can I preserve and clean up chrome?

By Isewlate from Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Squirt five or six drops of dish washing detergent into a bucket. Fill the bucket with a half-gallon of water. Swish the detergent around to make a sudsy solution.

Dip a soft cloth into the bucket, wring it out, and wash the chrome. This will remove loose dirt and grime than can scratch the metal when you polish it. Rinse the cloth as it becomes soiled. Good luck.

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Borax, borax, borax. I can't say it enough. I use this for prepping my car for shows, its natural eco friendly, a natural mold killer. It is not abrasive mix with water if it is needed for fine detail. Works on the rims of my Miata to the side chrome on my 57 Chevy. I use it to clean laundry and rid the convertible of mold issues. Its cheap too and can be found in the laundry section almost everywhere.

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What do I use to get water stains (not lime build-up) off tub faucets and shower head?

By Joyce from Beloit, WI

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My mom always used rubbing alchohol.

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When cleaning the chrome rings around your burners the easiest way I have found is to put them in a shallow pan with 4 tablespoons of powdered DISHWASHER soap in it. Barely cover in the water and let them sit overnight. By morning, they should wash easily.

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By Laurie from Idaho

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To remove water spots on chrome, use car paste wax. Works great!

By Patricia

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