How Do You Clean Rust Corrosion On Brushed Chrome Plumbing Fixtures?

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How Do You Clean Rust Corrosion On Brushed Chrome Plumbing Fixtures?

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Jim Greco

Homemade Remedies
Many common household ingredients can also fade light rust stains. A paste made from lemon juice and borax fades most surface stains caused by iron in the water, although it may not remove stains in deep scratches in the chrome. A mixture of hydrogen peroxide and cream of tartar makes a mild abrasive that can remove slightly heavier rust stains without scratching the chrome surface. Allowing either the lemon juice or peroxide mixture to soak into the rust stain for at least 10 minutes helps it break down the rust and remove it more completely.

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Brushed chrome is a common finish for household fixtures like faucets and showerheads. This style of chrome has a unique muted finish that is easier to keep clean than conventional chrome, which is extremely shiny and shows stains and imperfections easily. Like any other accessory that is located near water, brushed chrome fixtures are susceptible to rust. If rust does begin to occur, it should be removed as quickly as possible to avoid damaging the brushed chrome finish. Clean the fixture with a chrome cleaner like Flitz. Spray the cleaner onto the surface, and wipe it down with a clean micro-fiber towel to give you a clear picture of where the rust is located. Polish the rust on the chrome with a chrome polish. Apply a small amount to a rag, and buff it into the rusted areas on the chrome. Remove heavier areas of rust by using very fine steel wool and the chrome polish. Place a small amount of the polish onto the steel wool and work it into the rusted areas, gently buffing out the ru

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