This is the 'before picture of the foot rest bracket and the tail light bracket. The chrome clean up very nicely on the tail light mounting bracket. I needed to be particularly careful cleaning around the wires since the ground wire looks to be fragile and it's riveted to the bracket.
I will be taking the foot rest bracket and the tail light bracket in for powder coating. Before that though, I need to figure out how to remove the rubber grommets in the tail light bracket. The years have hardened the rubber to the point where I can not squeeze it together without cracking and ruining the rubber grommet. These are no longer available so I need to figure out a way to save them.