Homemade Chrome Cleaner Recipe

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Here is how to make homemade chrome cleaner for your bathroom faucets.

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Chrome is actually a mirrorlike finish treatment that covers another metal underneath. It is often used on bathroom faucets because it does not tarnish or corrode.

However, the metal underneath the chrome can corrode, so if you ever develop pockmarks on your chrome faucets do not break the mark, which will only worsen the problem.

While chrome does not, itself, tarnish or corrode typically, it does get dirty, especially where water and dirty hands touch the handles of the faucets.

To clean it frugally and naturally, all you need to do is combine 4 teaspoons of baking soda with 2 quarts of warm water.

Just combine these ingredients in a spray bottle and shake vigorously to mix.

Then, just clean the chrome in your bathroom with this mixture using a clean cloth. You may also want to use a q-tip to clean in the hard to reach portions of your faucets.

When finished cleaning wipe down the chrome with a damp cloth to remove the solution and buff the chrome until it shines.

It's that simple.

Along with cleaning chrome, there are times when just buffing it doesn't completely get rid of fingerprints, or make it as shiny as you'd like. That's why in addition to this cleaning recipe I've got an extremely easy polish recipe below.

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Make Chrome & Stainless Steel Shine With Rubbing Alcohol

SR101 Reader says:

If your stainless steel sink, or the chrome of your bathroom sink fixtures begins to get dingy it is really easy to shine them back up.

All you've got to do is use some rubbing alcohol.

Just get a white rag or even a cotton ball, wet it with the alcohol and rub.

Once you're done let it evaporate and you're done. Easy peasy!

Taylor says:

Rubbing alcohol works well for this task is because it is a natural solvent, meaning it will remove greasy things easily like fingerprints.

In addition, unlike water, which as it dries can sometimes leave water spots behind, alcohol evaporates quickly so that no streaking or spots are left behind, leaving only a shiny clean, fingerprint free surface.

There are actually lots of uses for rubbing alcohol around your home. Click the link to see lots more I've collected from around the site, or to share your own.

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rubbing alcohol
by: Raleigh

I also use it on chrome as it makes it shine and repels water, so when it dries no water spots.

I use this baking soda recipe for lots of my cleaning
by: Anonymous

I actually use a solution of water and baking soda not just to clean metal, like you are suggesting here, but to clean all kinds of things in my home.

I just keep a spray bottle full of this solution under my kitchen sink and use it all the time, especially on my kitchen counters.

Shine at last with coconut oil
by: Julia

I tried every home made recipe online, except for those with vinegar or alcohol, because of manufacturer warnings.

Already use an all purpose cleaner of hydrogen peroxide, filtered water and small amount of mild soap. Applied with circular motion on dampened clean soft cloth, which removed all but the prints left on by delivery men.

Read all off the baby oil and mineral oil recommendations, do not have or use any off those, but already use coconut oil for body, hair and cooking. So I slightly dampened clean cloth, dapped on some coconut oil, rubbing in circular motion, buffed with dry cloth..voila! Even delivery guys prints gone. Beautiful!

response to Julia re coconut oil suggestion
by: Taylor

Thanks for the coconut oil tip. That's a great idea to try!

I will say though that I have not found any problem with using alcohol on my chrome, otherwise I would not recommend it like I do in the article above.

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