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    • jondav
    • By jondav 20th Mar 17, 1:31 PM
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    Removing rust marks from chrome fittings
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    • 20th Mar 17, 1:31 PM
    Removing rust marks from chrome fittings 20th Mar 17 at 1:31 PM
    As per the title really - we have some chrome bathroom fittings that are slightly rusting.

    The shower rail and other bits are easy and cheap to replace, however the chrome towel heater would be much more expensive (plus we rent, so it isn't ours) so I was looking for tips on how to remove rust marks?

    It's nothing major, just small spots here and there but I know that these things only tend to get worse if not dealt with.
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    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 20th Mar 17, 2:08 PM
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    Try Autosol metal polish, it used to work well on car bumpers when cars had bumpers that you could actually bump.
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    • jondav
    • By jondav 20th Mar 17, 2:43 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 2:43 PM
    Try Autosol metal polish, it used to work well on car bumpers when cars had bumpers that you could actually bump.
    Originally posted by EssexExile
    Good point!! I'll try that, thanks!
    • jwil
    • By jwil 21st Mar 17, 10:50 AM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 10:50 AM
    Scrunch up some aluminium foil, wet it and then rub it over the rust marks. It worked a treat on ours.
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    • Alter ego
    • By Alter ego 21st Mar 17, 10:53 AM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 10:53 AM
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    Unfortunately you can't remove the actual rust, once it has eaten through the chrome plate it will continue to rust when conditions are damp etc.
    Polish etc will improve the way it looks in the short term.
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    • rosie383
    • By rosie383 21st Mar 17, 11:06 AM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 11:06 AM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 11:06 AM
    WD40 can work wonders. It's worth a try. It removed some rust spots on my sink.
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    • blackshirtuk
    • By blackshirtuk 21st Mar 17, 10:15 PM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 10:15 PM
    I was dubious but gave it a go and it does work. Coca Cola!!

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