After very helpful responses to my last post, I'd be grateful for some opinions on this.
The handles have most of their paint though there are many small areas of rust and paint bubbling.
The grass box has paint but large areas are surface rust, mainly the inside and lower front/underside The decal would need replaced.
I'm undecided on taking the handles and grass box back to bare metal and painting since the main body of the mower is being restored/painted.
Or treating the areas of surface rust with a rust remover (Bilt Hamber Deox Gel- Very good), keying all surfaces, priming then painting.
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.