could result. Eye protection must be worn
to prevent injury.
drilled on each end of channels 1, 2, and 5 at a distance
of 2 inches (5.1 cm) from the ends. Louver holes to
allow easy access to rustproofing tool.
Steam cleaning will not be used.
d. Drilling Tailgate (see Figure 22-4). Drill two
holes A in each tailgate vertical stiffener. The first hole
is drilled 6 inches (15.2 cm) from the top. The second
a. Wash the interior of structures through drilled
hole is drilled 6 inches (15.2 cm) below the first hole.
access holes to remove mud, dirt, and rust. Use of a
high pressure washer will facilitate this operation.
Observe the water flushed through the rails to
determine when it is clean.
22-2. Cleaning Procedures.
b. Allow at least four hours for vehicle drying.
Additional drying time may be required if unfavorable
weather conditions exist. Compressed air may be used
to speed up the drying process.
When cleaning, water may be discharged in
c. Prime and paint those areas showing bare metal.
excess of 1200 psi (8274 kPa) from high
Allow painted areas time to dry before rustproofing.
pressure water equipment. Serious injury
Figure 22-3. Drilling Body Support Channels.