Do not paint in wet or extremely cold weather (below 50°F (10°C)).
Do not apply abnormally heavy coats.
Do not add too much thinner.
Do not use paint buckets, cans, paint rollers, spray guns, or brushes with are not clean.
Do not apply cold paints on varnishes.
Do not leave old paint and oil-soaked cloths laying around in the paint shop; they are a fire hazard.
Do not fail to clean brushes, paint rollers, and spray guns immediately after using.
Do not smoke when painting. Do not smoke near paint storage areas or paint booths.
Do not release the tops of pressure-feed material containers before releasing the air pressure.
Do not use electrical connections that show any inclination to becoming loose.
Do not pour paint out of a container in a manner that obscures the label.
Do not fail to strain paint before using, if required. CARC paints cannot be strained, however.
Do not fail to remove all traces of wax from surfaces where paint or varnish is to be used.
Do not paint without proper respiratory equipment and ventilation.
Do not waste paint by spraying behind the item being coated.
Do not paint over a moist or wet surface.
Do not paint between the ground strap and hull of tanks.
Do not paint on operator-instruction plates.
3-12. TIPS ON PAINTING WITH CARC
The following precautions should be observed, in addition to those listed in paragraph 3-11 above, when applying
Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings (CARC):
Spray lines for epoxy applications should not be used with polyurethane coatings without complete flushing or
cleaning with solvents.
Test for cleanliness when applying CARC with the red litmus or water break test.
Remember to notify the local safety office and preventive medicine support activity prior to initial CARC painting.
This also applies to all spray painting operations, regardless of the material used.
Do not use CARC for items like manifolds and mufflers that exceed 400°F. Do not use CARC on rubber, lacquer
coatings, or vinyl.
Use impervious, not cloth, gloves when applying CARC.
Do not apply CARC to flexible items. Because of its rigidity the finish may crack when bent