What alloy wheel cleaning products do you recommend?

I've recently bought a Volkswagen Golf GTE, but the wheels seem to have a mark embedded into the metal itself. Are there any cleaning agents you recommend?

Asked on 25 October 2017 by Will Taylor

Answered by John Slavin
An acid-free alloy wheel cleaner like Autoglym Custom Wheel Cleaner will do the job. It lifts brake dust and dirt away and can usually be pressure-washed off, though you may need to use a brush for stubborn spots.
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