2. 1/2-TON TRUCKS: VAN BODY
Section I. CLEANING PROCEDURES
12-1. Cleaning Procedures.
a. This section covers cleaning procedures for
Steam cleaning will not be used.
typical 2 1/2-Ton van bodies. This section does not cover
procedures for expansible van bodies. A typical
b. Wash the framerail structures thoroughly to
remove mud, dirt, and rust. Use of a high pressure
washer will facilitate this operation.
c. Allow at least four hours for vehicle drying.
Additional drying time may be required if unfavorable
When cleaning, water may be discharged in
weather conditions exist. Compressed air may be used
excess of 1200 psi (8274 kPa) from high
to speed up the drying process.
pressure water equipment. Serious injury
could result. Eye protection must be worn
d. Prime and paint those areas showing bare metal,
to prevent injury.
Allow painted areas time to dry before rustproofing.
Figure 12-1. 2 1/2-Ton Van Body (Typical).