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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Homesteading. (Note that this BB is part of a three-part choose your own adventure list BB called Big List. You must complete three Badge Bits in the Big List.)

In this Badge Bit, you will sand, prime, and paint at least a 4 inch rusty patch on a piece of equipment.



Some articles on clearing snow with a tractor (little trouble finding only articles on back blade snow plowing)
  - How to Restore Rusted Old Tools
  - Restore Rusty Old Metal Before Painting
  - How to Paint Rusty Steel
  - 6 Natural Rust Remedies
  - How to Remove Rust
  - Sandpaper Grit for Rust Removal
  - 6 Unexpected Ways to Remove Rust with Things You Have at Home



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNt4CWyfE-o


To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - sand, prime and paint a rusty patch on a piece of equipment
      - at least 4 square inches (about 2 inches by 2 inches)

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the rusty equipment
   - a picture after sanding
   - a picture after priming
   - a picture after painting
   - OR a 2 minute video of you doing all of this
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Rusty shovel, triangle hoe, rake, pitchfork, Pulaski all sanded down, primed, and painted. Maybe not all tools in every picture but the end result is there. I'll be painting the handles green when I buy some more paint. Maybe next month.
I included the half painted shovel in red. My stepson came out just as I started and said that it looked like I had stabbed someone with it.
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Starting pic
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Working on the shovel
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Primer going on
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Working on the triangle hoe and the Pulaski
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Finished all five tools
Staff note (Dave Burton) :

I hereby certify this BB as complete!

 
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The "bloody" shovel
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Shovel part way done
 
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Yesterday I corrected a rusty portion of my cart. I sanded until I ran out grit on my tool. An additional piece of equipment I should have used is a long sleeve shirt. It was very sunny, but not hot enough to get me thinking, and now my arms are burned. I'll probably never learn.
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Tools & rusty patch
Tools & rusty patch
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all worn out
all worn out
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sanded & ready paint
sanded & ready paint
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Primed
Primed
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Painted
Painted
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this BB complete!

 
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Sanded, primed and painted a rusty patch on the bucket of an electric tractor.
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Before
Before
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Sanded
Sanded
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Primed
Primed
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Painted
Painted
Staff note (gir bot) :

jordan barton approved this submission.

 
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I sanded, primed, and painted a rusty patch on an old tractor.

Edit: Thanks for the feedback! I've added a photo with a measuring tape to show the size.

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All done!
All done!
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After Priming
After Priming
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After Sanding
After Sanding
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Before
Before
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Measuring tape for scale
Measuring tape for scale
Staff note (jordan barton) :

It looks great Malek! I just cannot tell how big an area you have done. Can you put up a photo which shows more of the area you painted? Maybe putting something to show for scale?

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Mike Barkley approved this submission.

 
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Here is my submission for the Homesteading Aspect - Sand - Sand, Prime, and Paint Rusty Equipment BB.

I used a wire wheel and grinding disk to remove the rust then primed and painted a section of the bucket on an electric tractor at Wheaton Labs during the SkIP Event 2021.  Three of us did the project so you'll see three sections - mine is the farthest to the left.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
   - a before picture of the rusty equipment
   - a picture after sanding
   - a picture after priming
   - a picture after painting
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before - the handle for the angle grinder shows width - about 5-inches
before - the handle for the angle grinder shows width - about 5-inches
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after cleaning up the rust
after cleaning up the rust
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priming
priming
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after priming
after priming
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after painting
after painting
Staff note (gir bot) :

jordan barton approved this submission.

 
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