I let the calcium-encrusted chrome plated hardware from my 1940-vintage
tub soak in a solution called "Calcium Lime & Rust Stain Remover". Most
of the calcium came off in a matter of 30 minutes or so, and there was
no other damage, so I decided to let it soak for a few hours to get
Unfortunately, when I came back, the chrome was discolored to a light
The active ingredients in this solution are hydrochloric acid and
sulfamic acid. Does anyone know how to get the chrome back to its
soaking in vinegar and a little scraping with something wood or otherwise
softer than the chrome so you dont scratch it, will usually take care of
minerals, and i havent had it hurt any of my chrome...
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