Mr. O. Ah, the exuberance of youth...Chrome WON'T get ya home. Shining up the brass is all well and good and I DO like the look but IF as P/F suggests you clear coat, with whatever, when
it starts peeling and the underlayment (bronze/brass) starts oxidizing, it is impossible to spot refinish. Without a complete stripping and re-clear coating it will look like this...
Not terribly appealing IMO. Granted it DOES look nice initially but I've yet to find a clear coat that stands up to the harsh marine environment. For minimal maintenance and the "bling" factor, I'd say chrome but if the rest of the fitments are natural, leave it be and keep the Brasso handy.