But think of it this way, What's easier to clean when it comes to walls inside the house?
A Flat Satin/matt finish??
A smooth Hi Gloss Finish??
I think everyone will agree that the smooth Hi Gloss finish is the easier to clean. Even if you get a matt finish clean it still leaves a halo effect where the stain was.
With that my preference is a Gloss Finish.
I have white wheels with a 2K Teflon Impregnated clear over the white, nice & glossy, yea the brake dust & Chain fling build up quick, but with the teflon coating, it litterally just wipes off & they look like new again.
You can pull into a gas station grab a piece or paper hand towel & literally just wipe the grease & brake dust off.
I would go with the gloss. Easy to clean, and it will stand out on those nice shiny days!
By the way Jeff, do you happen to have the directions for your Pro-Italia kit that you could scan or fax to me? I'm going to chop my tail so when the kit comes, I can just put it on and ride If not, that's cool.
Too bad you don't live here in Atlanta Finnster.....I have a $250 gift certificate for a pair of Marvic wheels you can have. The only catch is... it's only good at a local shop here.
Oh, Gloss black for sure. Easier to clean. Nice bling factor too! ;D