PREPARATION OF EQUIPMENT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE - Continued
General Cleaning, Painting, and Preservation.
DO NOT direct water under pressure against unsealed electrical
systems of any exterior opening. Failure to follow this caution
may result in damage to equipment.
Cleaning. Clean the equipment of dirt, grease, and other contaminants, but do not use vapor
Painting. Remove rust and damaged paint by scraping, wire brushing, sanding, or buffing.
Sand to a smooth finish and spot paint as necessasry (TB 43-0209).
Preservation. After cleaning and drying, immediately coat unpainted metal surfaces with oil or
grease, as appropriate.
Place a piece of barrier material between desiccant bags and metal
Air circulation under draped covers reduces deterioration from moisture or
Weatherproofing. Sunlight, heat, moisture (humidity), and dirt tend to accelerate
deterioration. Close and secure all openings except those required for venting and draining.
Seal openings to prevent the entry of rain, snow, or dust. Insert desiccant when complete seal
is required. Place equipment, and provide blocking or framing, to allow for ventilation and
7. Place FWTD in shipping/storage configuration per WP 0021.