|Before and after the wire brush|
After breaking the axle into it's component parts I took a wire brush to the main axle and drum brake backplates.
After removing the worst of the rust I then treated all the component with rust stabiliser, after a couple of coat the treatment was washed off and the parts dried.
The rear axle will go to Westfield so has been left but the backplates were both given a few coats of satin black Hammerite smooth.
After leaving overnight the backplates I re-assembled them using all new components