How to Restore a Chrome Piece Back to It's Shining Glory

by Jess Confer

In this guide you'll learn how to clean/polish up a neglected metal like this chrome piece and restore it back to a beautiful finish.


  • Mother's Mag and Aluminum Polish
  • Clean rag or cloth
  • Goo Gone (if needed)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Start with an chrome piece that could use a little lovin'. This is a perpetual rotary desk flip calendar from the 50's or 60's.

    Step 2

    Remove any excess dirt or crud from the piece. I had remnants of a price sticker that I scraped off with my nail and followed up with some goo gone.

    Step 3

    Dab a small amount of your Mother's Mag & Alumninum polish on your rag/cloth.

    Step 4

    In small circular motions, apply the polish. I find it easier to do small sections at a time.

    Step 5

    Wipe excess polish off with a clean section of your rag/cloth to reveal a beautiful finish. Continue to do these steps until the entire piece is complete.

    Step 6

    Voila! Admire your finished piece. Visit my site for more cool finds like this: