Evening, Just got a bit disheartened - Cleaned the car, and realized that horse sh**e just won't come off.. Got around to doing the wheels, and tried to take off 3 days of brake dust.
Now before different acid/alkali based cleaners get argued about, I have a bottle of diluted clean wheels (Autoglym, and meguiars stuff too), and hardly ever used them unless I was cleaning wheels that hadn't ever seen a decent wash.
Now though, I've changed the pads to some sporty ones, which although capable of slowing the car nicely when warm, do so through plastering the wheels, side of the car, and anyone unfortunate enough to be behind me in clouds of carbon.
I found out that I could wipe off the dust with a dry microfibre, which left a few water mark type spots - but nothing I've tried other than really going mad and scrubbing will get this stuff off.
I really want a solution which doesn't involve huge elbow grease, will remove all the marks, and not damage my wheels in the process. (Incidentally I also wax the wheels and keep em clean whenever they get dusty)