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.
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
Step 1 Make soapy water Squeeze a squirt of dishwashing liquid into a sink or bucket of warm water.
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.
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.
Did You Know:
Chromium was discovered in 1757 by French pharmacist and chemist Louis-Nicholas Vauquelin.