PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT CONTINUED
Correction of Shortcomings and Deficiencies
Correct all shortcomings and deficiencies prior to storage, or obtain a deferment from the approving authority.
Lubrication. Lubricate equipment in accordance with LO 5-3805-293-13.
General Cleaning, Painting, and Preservation
C AU T I O N
Do not direct water or steam, under pressure, against electrical wires or any exterior
opening. Failure to follow this caution may result in damage to equipment.
1. Cleaning. Clean all equipment for dirt, grease, and other contaminants in accordance with applicable
provisions of this manual. Do not use vapor degreasing. Remove foreign objects that are wedged in tire treads.
WARN I N G
Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) paint debris may be considered
environmentally hazardous during removal. Consult local procedures prior to removal of
CARC paint to ensure compliance with local laws. Failure to follow these warnings may
result in injury or death to personnel.
2. Painting. Remove rust and damaged paint by scraping, wire brushing, sanding, or buffing. Sand to a smooth
finish and spot paint as necessary (TB 43-0209).
3. Preservation. After cleaning and drying, immediately coat unpainted wear surfaces with oil or grease, as
N OT E
Place a piece of barrier material between desiccant bags and metal surfaces.
Air circulation under draped covers reduces deterioration from moisture and heat.
4. Weatherproofing. Sunlight, heat, moisture (humidity), and dirt tend to accelerate deterioration. Install all
covers authorized for the equipment. Close and secure all openings except those required for venting and
draining. Seal openings to prevent the entry of rain, snow, or dust. Insert desiccant when complete seal is
required. Place equipment, and provide blocking or framing, to allow for ventilation and water drainage.
Support cover away from item surfaces, which may rust, rot, or mildew.
1. Process BII items simultaneously with the major item to which they are assigned.
2. If possible, store BII items with the major item.
3. If stored apart from the major item, mark BII items with tags indicating the major item, its registration or serial
number, and location, and store in protective-type closures. In addition, place a tag or list indicating the
location of the removed items in a conspicuous place on the major item.
After equipment has been placed in administrative storage, inspect, service, and exercise as specified in this