To polish chrome, clean the surface well to remove dirt and oil residue. Then, use water with aluminum foil to remove rust and make the chrome shine.
- Wash the surface with soap and water
Remove all grime by cleaning the chrome with degreasing dish soap and water, which cuts through grease and oil. Immerse chrome cookware or other small items in a sink full of hot, soapy water. Clean them with a soft cloth. For larger items, fill a bucket with soapy water. Use a soft cloth to clean the surface.
- Clean with vinegar
The acid in vinegar cleans tough stains that cannot be removed with soap and water. Soak a soft rag in white vinegar, and gently rub the chrome surface. Add a sprinkle of baking soda to the surface for extra scrubbing power.
- Finish with water and aluminum foil
Use a small, wadded-up ball of aluminum foil to remove rust and polish chrome. Dunk the foil in water or vinegar, and use it to gently rub circles on the chrome surface, making sure the foil is always wet.
- Dry the surface
Clean off any residue remaining after the chrome was polished. Then, use a microfiber cloth to dry the surface.