First thing I needed to do, was get some rust remover/inhibitor. Someone mentioned Ospho, a heavy duty chemical that supposedly does a real good job at cleaning rust and keeping it from coming back. Not the easiest stuff to find, but my local Ace Hardware had some, so I grabbed a bottle of it and some paint that bonds to plastic for the arm rests.
I was excited to start to make some changes to My ’55 Chevy Bel Air. I made a trip to the local fabric store to look for some material for the arm rests. There was some nice gray vinyl material I picked out and some foam to fill out the arm rests where the old foam was cracking. Now that I have the material, I can get started on this part of the restoration.