Took my control arms and other parts to a local sand blaster to help save me some time. They did a terrific job of removing the rust and grime. I then prepped and painted them with POR 15.
I purchased Energy Suspension bushings to replace the stock rubber ones that were starting to crack. The instructions for the bushing say to heat the shells up with a propane torch to pop them out. This process works like a champ and works very quickly if you do it right. (In other words heat the heck out of the sleeves!) I learned this after spending 3 hours trying to get 3 bushings out!