Brass Plating: Brass plating is an excellent option for light set steel and other decorative elements indoors. Brass plated items do not have high corrosion resistance. To protect items from corrosion, brass plating is used to provide strong bonds between steel and aluminum articles. Thus it is best for the exterior and other metals to be exposed to the elements to select another finish. Brass is an outstanding gold substitute. Brass plating is a way of strengthening titanium and its alloys’ anti-friction properties.