prevent corrosion on chrome fixture in bathroom


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Old 12-29-20, 04:01 PM
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prevent corrosion on chrome fixture in bathroom

The light fixtures in both bathrooms have what is, I assume, chrome plating. Both are getting corroded. I cleaned them with baking soda and vinegar.

Is there anything I can put on the chrome to prevent future corrosion?

I read car wax would work. Is that correct or other options?
 
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Old 12-29-20, 05:27 PM
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The product Noxon has been around for ages. It's a polish and cleaner. Works good on chrome.
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Old 12-30-20, 06:34 AM
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Thanks, I looked up the product. Will Noxon, or any product, prevent corrosion on chrome from happening again after they are clean?
 
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Old 12-30-20, 06:59 AM
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If it were a good chrome platting, like bumpers on a car then it would resist corrosion. So the fact it is corroding says the finish is purely cosmetic (cheap).

You could after cleaning put a clear finish on it to help preserve.
 
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I would take the fixtures down. Wash them thoroughly to remove the acid and salt. Sand off the corrosion until the steel is shiny and paint with clear paint to protect the steel from new corrosion. The shiny steel won't match the high gloss smooth of chrome but it's close-ish. Or, you can use a chrome paint. I would spray a bit of the paint into an old container then use a small brush to only apply it where you need to or you can paint the whole fixture so it has a nice, uniform look. It wont be the same as before but it can look quite good if done right.

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Vinegar (acid) and baking soda (base) counteract each other. It works for cleaning if you mix the two and scrub while they are still foaming. Then you need to rinse thoroughly. After the chemical reaction is complete (fizzing stops) you have are left with nasty tasting salt water. On the bright side mixing vinegar and baking soda is good for making a 3rd grade science fair volcano or maybe making salt & vinegar flavored potato chips.
 
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I used vinegar and baking soda to clean them, it worked great. The chrome or clear paint are good options. Thanks
 
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I run into rusted fixtures a lot in my older rental homes. Most of the fixtures are better quality than new ones so it's worth a bit of time to clean & pretty them up.
 
 

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