Chrome finish on bathroom faucets is meant to work as a protective layer against rust. But, most of the time, it doesn’t! Because rust can appear when the chrome plating is damaged from scratching or dents and the metal underneath comes in contact with moisture and oxygen.
However, if you act promptly in removing rust on chrome fittings, won’t just improve the aspect of faucets, but it will also prevent further rusting and damaging of chrome fittings. So, learn to remove those tiny and damaging rust stains on your chrome bathroom fittings!
As a matter of fact, homemade remedies turn out in being extremely effective in removing rust stains on chrome faucets, that is why many common household ingredients are perfect in fading light rust stains.
One of this household ingredients is Vinegar…
Just spray undiluted vinegar onto the rust stains, let it sit for about 10 minutes, and then scrub it with the green side of a sponge. Repeat the process as needed. Once the rust is removed, seal the fixture with car wax. This fills in any cracks and helps to prevent future rust issues.
Required Items: vinegar, car wax, spray bottle, dish sponge.
…and the other technique is Aluminium Foil.
Make a loose ball of aluminum foil, dip it in a little water, and gently rub the foil onto any rusted areas.
If the rust seems particularly hard-to-remove, try dipping the aluminium foil in coke instead of water. Coke contain carbonic acid which creates a chemical reaction with the iron oxide in the rust and breaks it away from the chrome.
To finish, polish the chrome faucets with a dry cloth. The best part about the aluminum foil method is that the aluminum actually helps seal the chrome as you clean, preventing future rust problems.
Required Items: aluminium foil, coke, dry cloth.
Or try lemon juice for a fast rust removal!
A paste made from lemon juice and borax fades most surface stains caused by iron in the water, although it may not remove stains in deep scratches in the chrome. Let it act for 10 minutes to break down the rust and remove it easily.