I took my brake pads off, and polished the brakes with a drill powered buffer. Jewelers Rouge makes them shine. I love mirror polished aluminum. If you keep your rims clean, unlike some of us
Your bike will stop much better. Lube if you use it, from the drive chain will build up and no rear brake. I have found that "dragging your swampers" is a risky way to stop.
Oh it's 74 and sunny in Houston.