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A Little Paint Goes a Long Way

by Heather_Barnes on ‎04-11-2015 08:17 AM

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A few weeks ago I talked about the ripper bedder My Farmer bought at a farm auction.  When I first saw it, the equipment was in pieces.  It needed a paint job and a number of parts needing replacing due to wear and tear.  Time for a makeover!

 

This is the before picture:

 

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When I say they took it apart, I mean they took every single nut and bolt and screw and any other part that could be removed off.  The parts took over our shop as the priming began.

 

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Then came the painting.

 

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They had to take care to cover the threads on the bolts so they didn't get painted.

 

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Two coats later, and the pieces were ready to be put back together.  

 

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Looks great doesn't it? 

 

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But, more importantly for us, it works even better, as you can see from this video I filmed while we were having some quality family time in the tractor!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiKIbLATkM8