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Tips on Cleaning Rust Off Your Chrome Fixture  E-mail

Being one of the most popular choices when it comes to bathroom designs, chrome fixtures come with very durable features and provide a bathroom space with a modern feel without having to spend a fortune on them. However, in order to maintain your chrome fixture in a perfect condition for a longer period of time, you will have to clean it on a regular basis.

A regular cleaning routine will preserve the sparkling silver appearance. For instance, there are homeowners who are keen on sing very harsh household cleaners in order to clean their chrome fixtures – harsh cleaners such as disinfectants and undiluted bleach are used in order to get all the impurities off the chrome surface. But these cleaners are to be avoided because they can damage the chrome surface for good. For instance, they can create streaks and black spots and take chrome layers of the surface thus making it more prone to scratching and cracking.

One of the most common problems that affect chrome fixtures is rust. Rust can stain a chrome fixture and it can reoccur as the vast majority of rust stains are likely to come from the iron that is to be found in the water supply. You can take proper care of this problem by installing a quality iron water filter. Here are some useful tips for you to follow in order to maintain the way your chrome fixture looks and clean rust off its surface.

  • Baking soda and dish washing liquid can be used in order to create a paste. This paste is to be applied right to your chrome fitting. Continue by rubbing clean your chrome fixture and use a soft cloth in order to do this.
  • Baby oil and warm vinegar can work out wonders for your chrome fixture as well – these substances can make your chrome surface sparkle. Just apply them around the chrome.
  • Another method, a stronger one, is to use dissolved oxalic acid crystals – dissolve these acids in some hot water mixed with talc or whiting. Once you have a soft paste, you will have to apply it right to the stain. Let it dry and remove it. Rinse and polish. Extra care must be taken when using this method as it is a poisonous one.     


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