- : The metal accents on newer cars are usually plastic -- only use these tips on real chrome.
- Step 1: Wash the area Wash the rusted area with mild soap and water.
- Step 2: Cut the foil Cut squares of aluminum foil.
- Step 3: Wet the foil Wet the foil with cola and crumple it -- shiny side out -- into a ball.
- TIP: Water will work if you don't have any cola -- just scrub harder.
- Step 4: Rub the surface Rub the surface in a circular motion. The chemical reaction between the aluminum, cola, and chrome will result in a brown polish.
- Step 5: Wipe off the polish Wipe off the polish with paper towels.
- Step 6: Protect the surface Apply chrome polish to protect the surface from future rust spots.
- FACT: Reynolds Metals, founded by Richard S. Reynolds, introduced Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil in 1947.
You Will Need
- Soap and water
- Aluminum foil
- Elbow grease
- Paper towels
- Chrome polish