How To Clean Chrome – Cleaning Chrome Rims & Car Parts at Home!

How To Clean ChromeCleaning Chrome Rims & Car Parts From Home might be confusing at first if you don’t know what steps to take or just don’t know what the best options are.

Many people use compound, and compound is great. A few brands are 3M and Mothers. Mothers is very popular amongst car enthusiasts who look to polish chrome and aluminum.

Compound To Polish Aluminum & Chrome


Like I said, this method works well. But what I like better is “Triple O Brillo” steel wool.

The stuff is great! it takes out all water marks, dirt, grime, tar, surface rust and won’t scratch your chrome plating. It’s safe on plastic or metal chrome plated finishes.

One think it’s not recommended on is Aluminum. It will make your aluminum dull looking. The best bet for polishing aluminum is to use sand paper with grit ranges from 1000-2000 followed by a compound like mothers.

This process will give you a chrome like finish on your aluminum.

Brillo is easy to use. Remember to use a 000 or 0000 fine. Always rinse your finished chrome and surrounding areas that you worked on with soap and water.

This step is needed because as you clean and take off grime & water spots off of your chrome the steel wool pad will start to break down. The fine particles will sit on your part and if you get it lightly wet and leave it… you may have a little surface rust appear.

I’ve been using this method for years and it works like crazy, it’s really cheap and you don’t need all of those high priced cleaners or compounds either.

Try it! Here is an image below of what the pads look like. Be sure to watch the video above for a live example and share with your friends if you thought this post was helpful!

The Steel Wool You Should Use 000 or 0000 fine

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10 thoughts on “How To Clean Chrome – Cleaning Chrome Rims & Car Parts at Home!”

  1. HEY

    cool web site that steel wool trick helps alot thanks!

    quick question is there any way of restoring a carbon fiber hood its all dull and hazy looking any recommendations?


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