Removing Rust From Chrome

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In order to remove rust from chrome, use a cleaning product known as Barkeeper's Friend with a wet sponge, or try a fine steel wool. Discover how to remove rust from chrome with an onion or aluminum foil with help from a professional house cleaner in this free video on rust and cleaning tips.

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and I'm going to tell you a little about removing rust from chrome. So many things in your house are chrome, and if you have somethin' like this salt shaker that's in the kitchen it may be in a wet area, and it may sit, you know, in a puddle of water for a week before you realize that it's been there, and you may have some rust on the bottom, or a lot of times on your car you'll get rust on it. There's a few different things you can try to remove rust from chrome, and the trick is to be really careful not to scratch it. And it's hard to remove rust without scratchin' somethin, and of course, a scratch is actually going to look better than a rust spot. So, Barkeeper's Friend is really great for removing rust from anything, so you know, you would use it just like you would use Comet or any other cleaner. You would want to get some on a, a little bit onto a sponge; get it a little bit wet, and use that to try to scrub the rust out. If that doesn't work you can try really, really fine steel wool. Just make sure to try to do it carefully so that you don't scratch anything, but steel wool is good for removing rust also. Another thing you could try if you don't have steel wool; not everybody does, grab a piece of aluminum foil and wad it up into a ball and you can actually use this to scratch off the rust. After you've done that you, of course, want to polish whatever you're removin' the rust, whatever you removed the rust from to give it a good shine. Oh, another good rust remover is to cut, if you cut a an onion in half you can use that almost; the open part of the onion as a sponge and there's some sort of chemical reaction that'll work with the rust and and get rid of it also. There's a lot of different things you can do. You just have to see, you know, what you're workin' with, and how sensitive you are to havin' that place possibly scratched. It's going to look better than rust though. I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and that's a little bit about removing rust from chrome.

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