Yo, preferred vendors, hop on this one...
American Racing, the company that makes higher-end custom wheels for cars, advertises "wheelwax" (www.wheelwax.com
) that is supposed to "changes the surface polarity of your wheels to repel brake dust particles"
I figured, what the hell, give it a try. Problem was, it's a monster to find the stuff, Pep Boys, auto zone, no one has it, but since I hate cleaning my rims, I ordered some. Then I thought...you know what is worse...cleaning the wheels on the LT, I don't remember one time doing a really good job of cleaning them without cutting my knuckles or missing spots.
So I tried my own version of their advertisement, and only waxed half of my rear wheel. Rode 700 miles, plenty of opportunity for dust and brake dust to get thrown on the rim, then hosed it down...and no kidding, the stuff WORKS, check out the pics.
The wax is about $15, I used 1/3 of the can on two cars (8 wheels) and the LT, passed it on to my neighbor who did his two daily drivers and his 'vette, still have about 1/3 of the container left.
(PS. Meguillar's new scratch remover stuff, that is being advertised as great for removing scratches from anything plastic including...their advertisement "sunglasses, motorcle helmet faceshields, even motorcycle windscreens..." doesn't work worth a shit, save your money there)
see pics below