Brass Color Trimming on Aluminum Boat?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by eastNCboating, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. eastNCboating
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    eastNCboating New Member

    Just looking for some opinions on using brass color for the trim pieces of a 14ft aluminum covered-bow runabout. Has anyone seen a boat with this color trim?

    I am in progress of repainting the boat now. My plans are to have a white base color, some kind of color stripe along the side, down the center of the covered bow, and the trim to be either chrome/aluminum color or possibly brass color. If you have seen this color scheme, what kind of accent color would match brass trim? Or should I just be traditional and stick with the chrome/aluminum color trim?

    Thanks for your opinions!
     
  2. messabout
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    messabout Senior Member

    You are delving into matters of taste. Some like chocolate while others favor vanilla. If the bronze/brass trim is favorable to you, then go for it. We might think it hokey but you are not responsible for pleasing the casual observer.

    ( Bronze trim not my choice........... but back to the chocolate/vanilla thing.
     
  3. claydog
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    claydog Junior Member

    This plus one additional comment. If you want to use brass/bronze trim, use a white paint that is on the warm side, a touch yellow or creamy. If want a cool white as your base color that is a bit on the blue or gray side, then I'd use chrome or aluminum trim.
     
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