On painting the brackets sounds like you've got it covered..... I'll just throw in my
... be sure to use a good grade of paint I like Krylon's "Rust Tuff" (it's not very expensive), for most brackets we use semi-flat. But use any color that fits your theme. Also be sure to the parts or clean of any grease, it may be worth it to you to purchase a can of "wax & grease remover" to clean the parts prior to painting.