Tips for Cleaning the Rust off Chrome Fixtures

Tips for Cleaning Rust off Chrome Fixtures

Here’s an easy trick how to clean rust off chrome bathroom fixtures and how to keep it looking clean longer: make a thick paste with Barkeeper’s Friend (available online) and water. Clean as much of the rust off that you can with the paste and a soft rag. You may use a soft-bristled toothbrush, but avoid scrubbing too hard or you’ll scratch the surface. Clean the rest of the Barkeeper’s Friend off with a dry rag.

After you finish cleaning the rust off, in order to protect the metal and to keep it looking clean longer, wipe on a thin coat of the Minwax Paste with a dry paper towel. Let it dry for about five minutes, then buff off the wax with another clean paper towel.

These two products also work on the faucets and showerheads to clean off the soap scum and repel water.

With this simple trick, you will have a bathroom that sparkles again! And, because the wax protects the metal, it will stay clean longer so you won’t have to polish it as often.


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