I am looking at photos of a boat that has my interest. The chain plates come down over nice looking wood paneled bulkheads, then the lower half of the bulkhead is painted. The chain plate is painted to match, stainless against wood, and white paint against white paint. Now this does look nice and neat, but would paint increase the chances of crevice corrosion? I would think the paint would bubble if there was much active corrosion going on, but wouldn't it promote it by blocking the oxygen from getting to the stainless steel? The boat is a 1969 so they likely will need to be replaced, but I am wondering. I think I would prefer the look of bare stainless anyway so to check them out I would likely pull them, clean them and thoroughly passivate and polish them and leave them bright. Just wondering if there life has been sacrificed in the name of style.