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How to Clean Chrome

If you like things shiny and bright, you're probably a fan of chromium, a metal used to plate other metals, commonly known as chrome.


  • Step 1: Make soapy water Squeeze a squirt of dishwashing liquid into a sink or bucket of warm water.
  • TIP: Never use abrasive cleaners, as they could scratch the chrome.
  • Step 2: Dip the cloth Dip the cloth in the soapy water and wash your chrome item.
  • TIP: Don't wash chrome in greasy dishwater, or you'll end up with a greasy film that will burn if heated.
  • Step 3: Use a toothbrush An old toothbrush will help you clean hard to reach places.
  • Step 4: Dry with paper towels Use paper towels to wipe the item dry.
  • Step 5: Use chrome cleaner If there are still stains or dirty areas, use a cleaner made for chrome or soft metals, following instructions on the packaging. Now your chrome will twinkle like new.
  • FACT: Chromium was discovered in 1757 by French pharmacist and chemist Louis-Nicholas Vauquelin.

You Will Need

  • A sink or bucket
  • A bottle of dishwashing liquid
  • Warm water
  • A clean cloth
  • A few paper towels
  • And an old
  • soft toothbrush
  • A chrome or soft metal cleaner

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