Okay, since the search option is not available to me anymore since I'm a tight-ass, I've looked through the first few pages of this forum and didn't see anything about this. I'm sure it's been covered before, but it's much easier for me to just ask again instead of burning an hour looking through every forum. What is the best / easiest way to get brake dust off of aluminum wheels? It's been on there for a few months without being scrubbed off, so it's probably pretty baked on. The rims aren't necessarily valuable or anything, I just hate them looking like crap. I've tried several products / techniques, but the best I can come up with is the old toothbrush method with a grease-cutting multi-purpose cleaner like Simple Green. That takes forever and unless I take all the lug nuts off and polish them individually, they'll look like crap anyway. I've been seriously considering one of those hand-held steam cleaners like they sell on QVC or something. They make it look so easy. Is there any type of spray-on stuff that will magically melt that stuff off with minimal scrubbing?