I have been plagued by massive amounts of brake dust. I think my aluminum wheels are actually permanently pitted from brake dust and it pisses me off. Here is how i wash my wheels every week: I carry around a spray bottle of insanely powerful cleaning chemical like concentrated Simple Green and a short stiff-bristled wheel brush. Every time i run across a running water source (a hose) i soak the wheels, spray the cleaner on a wheel, and scrub the piss out of it with my brush. It takes me about 10 min in all to complete all 4 wheels. It is the times that i don't get around to doing this which pisses me off, because brake dust will pit aluminum if left there for a long time
About Mintex brake pads:
I finally got around to installing a set on all 4 wheels, because Mintex pads are advertised as producing "virtually no brake dust". I have not had the pads on long enough to affirm this, but i definitely do notice a decrease in braking power. My brakes are much more soft now and i have to push the brake pedal harder than before to stop. This is not a bad thing, i just have to get used to the different braking feel of my car. Other than this, i am happy with Mintex so far!!