There are tons of recipes out there for DIY, natural cleaners. Most of them use vinegar or baking soda, which works for almost everything. But, there is another natural cleaner sitting in your kitchen- table salt! Sea salt will also work for most of these. It’s a great exfoliator and will help you scrub almost anything back into shape: including most metals. Check out this post by Heather Schisler at Passion For Savings:
-Remove Soap Scum – Remove soap scum from bathroom tile by mixing salt and vinegar (about 1 part to 4 parts) and scrubbing. Wipe clean with damp rag.
-Remove Rust from Metal - Make a paste from salt, cream of tartar and water and apply to the item. Let sit in the sun (if possible) until dry and then buff clean.
-Add Shine to Chrome – Shine up sink faucets and other fixtures using a mixture made from 2 tablespoons salt and 1 teaspoon vinegar. Apply to fixture and then buff with a rag. Rinse with water and wipe dry.