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What products can you use to clean chrome?

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Clean chrome with ingredients including dish detergent, plain white vinegar and apple cider vinegar. Additionally, baking soda, aluminum foil and Coca-Cola can be used to clean chrome.

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The dirtier chrome gets, the harder it becomes to clean it. As soon as the chrome gets dirty or dull, it should be washed.

If the chrome isn't too dirty, cleaning it with soap and water should suffice. Run a sink full of water, add a good dish detergent, and use a soft rag to wipe down the chrome. Always use something soft to clean chrome, as it scratches easily.

If soap and water doesn't work, try using vinegar instead; apple cider and white vinegar work well as they are somewhat acidic. Dampen a soft cloth with vinegar, and wipe down the chrome. Vinegar works well to get rid of tarnish and gunk on chrome, so it can be used to clean items such as chrome rims, pans or bumpers. For an even better clean, sprinkle some baking soda on the vinegar-dampened rag.

To clean rust on chrome, crinkle up a ball of aluminum foil, and dip it in vinegar or Coca-Cola. Scrub the chrome with moderate pressure, redipping the foil as needed. If the rust is severe, substitute steel wool for the foil. Always rinse the chrome with fresh water after washing.

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