Chrome is a metal known for its eye-catching shine high resistance to tarnish. It is important to clean chrome often so that dirt does not build up on the surface.
Luckily, learning how to polish chrome can be done in a few short steps and only requires a little bit of elbow grease. Here’s a guide on how to clean chrome and polishing it for a lasting shine!
First, let’s start with the cleaning process.
What you’ll need:
- Microfiber towel
- Mild soap
- Vinegar (optional)
- Chrome polish
- Aluminum foil (optional)
Step 1: Mix soap with water and use sponge to wipe off any excess dirt and grime.
Step 2: Clean hard to reach areas with a toothbrush
Step 2 (optional): If soap and water does not clean chrome enough, make a solution of one part vinegar to one part warm water and rub onto chrome with microfiber cloth and toothbrush.
Step 3: Wipe chrome dry with microfiber cloth
Step 4: Apply your favorite chrome polish with a microfiber cloth.
Do you have rusting on your chrome? Try these extra steps below using aluminum foil to remove the rust.
This aluminum method works to remove rust because it chemically reacts with the rust to create an easily removable material. Aluminum is ideal for removing rust from chrome because it is softer than most metals and won’t scratch the surface of the chrome.
Step 5: Crumple aluminum foil and dip it in vinegar.
Step 6: Rub aluminum foil with medium pressure onto rust spots and re-dip aluminum as needed.
Step 7: Rinse off with water and dry with microfiber cloth.
Try Flitz’s stainless steel and chrome cleaner with degreaser when learning how to polish chrome and also try the stainless steel and chrome polish! Both products are formulated to be non-toxic and are safe and easy to use for a long lasting streak-free shine.
Did you try this method? Have some pro-tips to share? Let us know!