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neophiliac

07:33AM | 09/27/04
Member Since: 07/06/04
11 lifetime posts
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Just moved to a new place and noticed that the chrome fixtures in bathroom and kitchen have been neglected over the years, and I would like to clean them "good". I've used some of the old standbys like Fantastik and Soft Scrub but they are still not clean; any suggestions? Thanks

Bill

Doityourselfer01

08:13PM | 09/30/04
Member Since: 09/28/04
5 lifetime posts
Hello neophiliac,

I hope this information helps, as well as this website at the bottom of this message..

Good luck and HAPPY CLEANING :D

To remove scale from a chrome faucet or showerhead, fill a plastic bag with vinegar and tie the bag onto the faucet so it is submerged in the vinegar. When the scale is gone, rinse and buff.

Working from the side the water comes out of, poke any debris out of the holes with a wooden toothpick or needle, and rinse the entire head well with water. Using a brush or toothbrush and vinegar can also loosen sediment.

If the holes are encrusted with hard-water scale, soak the showerhead in white vinegar overnight. Dry and reassemble the next morning. Be sure to wrap plumber's tape over the threads before screwing the showerhead back on to ensure a tighter seal.

Mix equal amounts of grapefruit juice and salt to make a cleanser to remove rust stains from faucets or showerheads, and use a washcloth to wipe off rust. The mixture provides a light acid and abrasive.

http://www.tipking.com/Cleaning/Cleaner_home_tips/Chrome/


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