However, the enduring presence of Mars dust will coat everything it touches; clogging mechanical joints, coating solar panels, scratching helmet visors and possibly causing respiratory problems when we breathe it in.
We already have experience of space dust on human activity in space. On the moon for example, the Apollo astronauts reported a multitude of problems with moon dust, a material not unlike Mars dust. Both are known as "regolith," a finely ground, pulverized material that comes from eons of meteorite impacts.
As the Martian atmosphere is very thin and dry, erosion processes are very slow to wear down the regolith. On Earth, dust, sand and rocks are worn down by atmospheric weathering (i.e. they are smoothed), but on Mars the regolith stays sharp, jagged and electrically charged (static), a sworn enemy of any man made product that should trundle across the Martian landscape. At best it might scratch the UV protective layer off a visor, at worst it could compromise an airlock seal, leading to depressurization (and a nasty death).
Whistle That Dust Away
But there could be a Space Age solution to this Space Age problem. No, it doesn't involve cumbersome "dust wipers" and there's no "compressed air blowing device" either. This solution uses sound waves to ‘lift' the dust off a protected surface.
In other words, using fairly inexpensive and readily available parts, a high-pitched whistling device could force the dust grains from the surface, overcoming any electrostatic force binding the dust to the surface. (Out of interest, the frequency used is slightly less than the frequency a dog whistle generates - 16 to 22 kHz - so the Mars Rovers will go crazy!)