Here's the before photo. Notice all the rust and peeling black paint.Here is a after sandblasting photo of the light fixture. Notice that all the paint is gone. There is still a small amount of rust left. So far I haven't noticed any broken welds or cracks.
I think one more sandblasting session and the light fixture should be ready for priming. I will hold off on the final coat of black satin paint until I locate a ceiling canopy for this fixture.
Hope everyone enjoyed the lunar ecilpse tonight. If you missed it, here are a few very poor quality photos I took during the eclipse. The sky was clear but it was about 11 degrees......brrrrrrrr.