Apply only heat-resisting paints (para 2-34) to items attaining temperatures of
more than 400°F (204°C), such as manifolds, exhaust pipes, and mufflers. Other
paints, at these temperatures, may produce toxic vapors and/or equipment
Coatings should not be applied at temperatures below 50°F (10OC).
Only electrical equipment/wiring conforming to NFPA Article 70 will be used where
spray-painting is being done.
All electrical equipment must be properly grounded before starting any painting
Mask intake and exhaust parts, breathers, etc., carefully to prevent dust, solution,
water, or metal conditioner from entering the engines of vehicles.
Do not use solvents or paints with solvents on electronic equipment as this may
cause changes in performance. Refer to Appendix C for painting of electronic
Do not use petroleum base products on natural rubber as they are destructive agents.
Do not paint/overspray CARC or other solvent-containing paints on vinyl, rubber or
lacquer-coated items, as these items are not solvent resistant.
Do not apply CARC to flexible items. Due to its rigidity, the CARC finish may crack
when item is bent.
Do not use spray equipment containing any aluminum components to apply
coatings formulated with chlorinated solvents (such as MIL-C-46168, Type III).