Before these "new to me" wheels were mounted, I did a thorough cleaning inside and out. After drying them off I applied a permanent coating system.
Even polished or clear coated metals have pores. If you have gone a long time without cleaning brake dust in the past, you can appreciate how not having these pores(or a great improvement in the reduction) would have a great impact on how much easier it would be to clean wheels.
This coating works in that way. It is a nano-coating that can fill in those microscopic pores and leave you with much better protection.
The product is called Opti-Coat Pro. While you can't purchase this specific formula, you can get a similar one(not as strong or hard) over the counter(Opti-Coat 2.0).
I did an air brush application so that literally every single nook and cranny got protected.