5-11. INTRODUCTION (CONT).
g. Painting. Instructions for preparation of material for paint, how to paint and materials to be used are in
TM 43-0139. Instructions for camouflage painting are contained in FM 20-3. Stenciling and marking military vehicles
are called out in TB 43-0209. Data plates location and description are referenced in Chapter 2.
h. Lubrication. Refer to Para 4-8 for lubrication procedures and requirements for the trailer. The instructions
include types and grades of lubrications used, lube points, locations and frequency of required lubrication.
i. Assembly. Lubricate bearings before reassembly with the type of lubricant normally used in the related
housing or container. This will provide lubrication during the first run-in until lubricant from the system can reach the
j. Installation. Put hoses, tubes, lines and, electrical wiring in place by matching identification tags, markings on
equipment and using illustrations presented. Use sealing compounds as required in each maintenance task. When
installing screws and nuts, be sure to tighten to values given.
CARC paint contains isocyanate (HDI) which is highly irritating to skin and respiratory
system. High concentrations of HDI can produce symptoms of itching and reddening of
skin, a burning sensation in throat and nose and watering of the eyes. In extreme
concentrations, HDI can cause cough, shortness of breath, pain during respiration,
increased sputum production and chest tightness. The following precautions must be
taken whenever using CARC paint:
NEVER weld or cut CARC-coated materials.
DO NOT grind or sand painted equipment without high-efficiency air purifying respirators in
BE AWARE of CARC paint exposure symptoms; symptoms can occur a few days after initial
exposure. Seek medical help immediately if symptoms are detected.
Unsafe welding practices can cause serious injury from fire, explosions, or harmful agents.
Allow only authorized personnel to weld or cut metals and follow safety precautions in
TC 9-237. Protective clothing and goggles must be worn; adjustable protective equipment
used and a suitable fire extinguisher kit near by, and requirements of TC 9-237 strictly
followed or serious injury or death to personnel could result.
k. Welding Procedures. Welding may be used to repair cracks in steel parts. These repairs should be made only
when replacement parts are not available. Do not weld running parts. Visually inspect all welds for cracks. Parts that
carry a great load should receive magnetic particle inspection. Critical nonferrous parts may be inspected with
l. Sheet Metal Repair. Straighten minor body dents by bumping with a soft-faced hammer while using a wooden
block backing. Repair minor skin cracks by installing patches.
m. Preparation for Storage and Shipment.
Refer to Chapter 4, Section VI for preparation for storage and shipment.
(2) If trailer is being shipped overseas, refer to TB 9-2300-281-35: Standards for Overseas Shipment or
Domestic Issue of Special Purpose Vehicles.
(3) Check using command for administrative storage requirements. If no requirements have been established
refer to AR 750-1.