GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS - CONTINUED
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS - CONTINUED
Use detergent and water to wash externally exposed parts that are not subject to grease and oil. Rinse thoroughly
and air dry.
Use a wire brush and solvent cleaning compound to remove old sealing compound.
Use a wire brush and abrasive cloth to clean all rusted surfaces.
After cleaning, cover or wrap all parts to protect them from dust and dirt. Any part that is subject to rust should be
lightly coated with clean lubricating oil.
General. Inspect all components and parts carefully to determine if they are serviceable for reuse or if they must be
Drilled and Tapped (Threaded) Holes.
Inspect for wear, distortion (stretching), cracks, or any other damage in or around holes.
Inspect threaded areas for wear, distortion, or evidence of cross-threading.
If damage is noted, repair or replace as required.
Inspect for breaks, cracks, dents, and rust damage.
Particularly check areas around studs, screw openings, and sharp corners.
To ensure survivability of personnel, welding repairs on armor kit are NOT authorized. If armor plates are
damaged, they must be replaced. Failure to follow this warning may cause failure of armor, resulting in
injury or death to personnel.
Replace any damaged armor plate. DO NOT repair by welding.
Bolts and Screws. Replace if threads are damaged, bent, loose, or stretched.
Studs. If studs are damaged, repair or replace as necessary.
Whenever paint is applied, care must be taken to prevent covering up installation aid markings (THIS SIDE
UP, up arrows ⇑, etc.). These installation aid markings must be protected during paint application by using
masking tape, paper, etc.
Parts must be painted in accordance with TB 43-0209, Color, Marking, and Camouflage Painting of Military Vehicles,
Construction Equipment, and Materials Handling Equipment, and TB 43-0242, CARC Spot Painting.