PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT CONTINUED
General Cleaning, Painting, and Preservation
C AU T I O N
DO NOT direct water or steam, under pressure, against electrical wires or any exterior
opening. Failure to follow this caution may result in damage to equipment.
Cleaning. Clean all equipment for dirt, grease, and other contaminants in accordance with applicable provisions of
this manual. DO NOT use vapor degreasing.
WARN I N G
Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) paint debris may be considered
environmentally hazardous during removal. Consult local procedures prior to removal of
CARC paint to ensure compliance with local laws. Failure to follow this warning may result
in injury or death to personnel.
Painting. Remove rust and damaged paint by scraping, wire brushing, sanding, or buffing. Sand to a smooth finish
and spot paint as necessary (TM 43-0139).
Preservation. After cleaning and drying, immediately coat unpainted wear surfaces with oil or grease, as
N OT E
Place a piece of barrier material between desiccant bags and metal surfaces.
Air circulation under draped covers reduc s deterioration from moisture and heat.
Weatherproofing. Sunlight, heat, moisture (humidity), and dirt tend to accelerate deterioration. Install all covers
authorized for the equipment. 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 water drainage. Support cover away from
item surfaces, which may rust, rot, or mildew.
Basic Issue Items (BII) and Additional Authorization List (AAL) Items
Process BII and AAL items simultaneously with the major item to which they are assigned.
If possible, store BII and AAL items with the major item.
If stored apart from the major item, mark BII and AAL items with tags indicating the major item, its registration or
serial number, and locations. Store in protective-type closures. In addition, place a tag or list indicating the location
of the removed items in a conspicuous place on the major item.
After equipment has been placed in administrative storage, inspect, service, and exercise as specified in this