GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES - Continued
Degreasing solvent MIL-PRF-680 Type III is an environmentally compliant and low-toxicity
material. However, it may be irritating to the eyes and skin. The use of protective gloves
and goggles is required. Use in a well-ventilated area. Keep away from open flame and
other sources of ignition. When not using MIL-PRF-680 solvents, ensure MIL-PRF-680
solvent container is sealed. Store, handle, and dispose of unused and spent solvents in
accordance with local procedures and plans. Failure to comply may result in personnel
Keep It Clean
Dirt, grease, oil, and debris get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Clean as you work and as
needed. Use solvent cleaning compound on all metal surfaces. Use dishwashing compound and water when you
clean rubber or plastic.
Be alert for deterioration of plastic and rubber materials. Report it to your supervisor.
Check metal parts of vehicle for rust and corrosion. If any bare metal or corrosion exists, clean and apply
a light coat of oil. Notify your supervisor.
Bolts, Nuts, and Screws
Check bolts, nuts, and screws for obvious looseness, missing, bent, or broken condition. Look for chipped paint,
bare metal, or rust around bolt heads. If you find one you think is loose, notify your supervisor.
Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. If you find a bad weld, notify
Electric Wires and Connectors
Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires, and loose or broken connectors. Tighten loose connectors and
ensure that the wires are in good condition.