1-12. CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS (Cont).
Remove grease and accumulated deposits with a scrub brush (item 3, Appendix B).
Compressed air used for cleaning or drying purposes, or for clearing restrictions, should never
exceed 30 psi (207 kPa). Wear protective clothing (goggles/shield, gloves, etc.) and use caution to
avoid injury to personnel.
Clear all threaded holes with compressed air to remove dirt and cleaning fluids.
Do not wash oil seals, electrical cables, and flexible hoses with dry cleaning solvent or mineral
spirits. Serious damage or destruction of material will result.
Oil Seals, Electrical Cables, and Flexible Hoses. Wash oil seals, electrical cables, and flexible hoses with a
solution of detergent (item 6, Appendix B) and water and wipe dry.
Bearings. Clean bearings in accordance with TM 9-214.
General Cleaning Covered By Other Manuals.
TB 43-0212, Purging, Cleaning and Coating Interior Ferrous and Terne Sheet Vehicle Fuel Tanks.
TB 750-1047, Elimination of Combustibles from Interiors of Metal or Plastic Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Tanks.
TM 9-247, Materials Used for Cleaning, Preserving, Abrading, and Cementing Ordnance Materiel and
Related Items, Including Chemicals.
1-13. PRESERVATION OF PARTS.
Unpainted metal parts that will not be installed immediately after cleaning may be covered with a thin coat of
engine oil (Item 14, Appendix B).
On painted areas where paint has been removed, paint in accordance with procedures outlined in TM 43-0139
and TB 43-0209.
For camouflage painting instructions refer to FM 5-20.
1-15. INSPECTION INSTRUCTIONS.
All damaged areas should be marked for repair or replacement.
All components and parts must be carefully checked to determine if they are serviceable for use, can be repaired,
or must be scrapped.