If anyone is interested lol. I'm very excited an want to share my progress with anyone willing to listen I think I've bored all my friends and family though :/
I'm a big budgie lover and have two hand tamed budgies so far. They are in separate cages atm due to bullying but hopefully they'll get along by the time I finish the cage and can go in together.
Anyway. Here's the before pic
Day 1. Just scrubbing down with water and steel wool
Day 2. The paint starting to come off! Yay!
Basically rust is poisonous to birds so I need to totally strip it back, remove all the rust and old paint. Coat it with a rust proofing primer and then reprint it. So it's a big job and DS3 has gastro so not getting much done atm.