How to Change Chrome to Brushed Chrome

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How to Change Chrome to Brushed Chrome
Chrome has long been used for auto parts. (Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Chrome is a hard, decorative metal used as a protective agent on many items, such as vehicles, motorcycles, lighting fixtures and home appliances. Polished chrome is achieved using bright nickel as a lustrous base. Brushed chrome is achieved using a satin nickel and polishing it to a coarse-grained appearance. Although the nickel base may be different in each process, chrome plating can be changed to a brushed chrome appearance using some household supplies.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Dish soap
  • Masking tape
  • Abrasive sponge
  • Lint-free rag or paper towels

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Remove debris from the chrome object by washing it with dish soap and water. Dry with a lint-free rag or paper towel.

  2. 2

    Mask any areas of the object you are not converting to brushed chrome. The abrasive pad may damage surrounding painted surfaces.

  3. 3

    Brush the chrome using an abrasive dish sponge. Scrub the chrome in the same direction to create a neat appearance.

  4. 4

    Remove the masking tape when you are finished scrubbing. Wash the brushed chrome with dish soap and water again to remove any particles created by the abrasive sponge.

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