Keeping them clean won't be much fun either.
Brake cover is tough. Are yours chrome or aluminum? Thought the OEM ones were aluminum.
No problem to clean and much easier to clean than the stock rubbers ones.
2012 Touareg TDI Exec (Cool Silver/Anthracite) | Aluminum Pedal Covers | Warning Triangle | Euro Mats
2007 Touareg V8 FSI (old)
2006 Passat B6 Sport 1 (old)
2003 Passat B5.5 V6 (old)