PREPARATION OF EQUIPMENT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE CONTINUED
3. 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.
a. 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
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 this warning may result
in injury to personnel.
b. 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).
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 reduc s deterioration from moisture and heat.
d. 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.