CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS - Continued
General. Cleaning instructions will be the same for the majority of parts and components which
make up the equipment. The following applies to all cleaning operations:
Clean all parts before inspection, after repair, and before assembly.
Keep hands free of grease which can collect dust, dirt and grit.
After cleaning, all parts should be covered or wrapped to protect them from dust and dirt.
Parts that are subject to rust should be lightly oiled after cleaning (See "Preservation of Parts").
Castings, Forgings, and Machined Metal Parts.
Clean inner and outer surfaces with dry cleaning solvent (item 14, WP 0085) and dry with
Remove grease and accumulated deposits with a scrub brush (item 1, WP 0085).
Compressed air used for cleaning or drying purposes, or for
clearing restrictions, should never exceed 30 psi (207 kPa).
Wear protective clothing (goggles/shield, gloves, etc.) and
use caution to avoid injury or death to personnel.
Clear all threaded holes with compressed air to remove dirt and cleaning fluids.
DO NOT wash electrical cable, and flexible hoses with dry
cleaning solvent or mineral spirits. Serious damage or destruction
of material will result.
Electrical Cables, and Flexible Hoses. Wash electrical cables, and flexible hoses with a solution
of detergent (item 4, WP 0085) and water, and wipe dry with a clean rag (item 10, WP 0085).
General Cleaning Covered by Other Manuals. Refer to TM 9-247, Materials Used for Cleaning,
Preserving, Abrading, and Cementing Ordnance Materiel and Related Materials Including Chemicals.
PRESERVATION OF PARTS
Unpainted metal parts that will not be installed immediately after cleaning should be covered with a thin
On painted areas where paint has been removed, paint in accordance with procedures outlined in
TM 43-0139 and TB 43-209.