Get dull stainless steel shining again by rubbing it with a mixture of alcohol and kerosene of a soft rag.
Wipe down stainless with the same lemon oil you use to clean wood cabin furniture. It leaves a high shine and creates a water-spot resistant surface.
For glittering chrome, use vinegar or window cleaner. Also, try a cloth dampened in ammonia.
Aluminum, like wood, has a grain. Always rub cleaners with the grain.
Ammonia will pit aluminum's surface. Keep it awayTo keep chrome from tarnishing, brush on a coat of clear lacquer.
To clean brass, use 1/2 cup of vinegar mixed with 1 tablespoon of salt.
For water spots or hard water buildup that has dulled stainless steel sinks and fixtures, wipe with vinegar then rinse with water. To thoroughly clean stainless steel sinks, use a mix of ammonia and water. To keep stainless shiny, rub it with a little mineral oil and buff with a dry cloth.
Rust stains on sinks and drains will lift right out with a cut lemon.
For a showroom shine on stainless, polish with a rag that's been dipped in club soda.