GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS - CONTINUED
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS - CONTINUED
Solvent cleaning compound MIL-PRF-680 Type III is an environmentally compliant and low toxic
material. However, it may be irritating to the eyes and skin. Use protective gloves and goggles. Use in
well-ventilated areas. Keep away from open flames and other sources of ignition. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injury to personnel.
Improper cleaning methods and use of unauthorized cleaning solvents may injure personnel and damage
equipment. Refer to TM 9-247, Materials Used for Cleaning, Preserving, Abrading, and Cementing
Ordnance Materiels and Related Materials Including Chemicals, for correct information.
Fire extinguishers should be placed nearby when using solvent cleaning compound.
Cloths or rags saturated with solvent cleaning compound must be disposed of IAW authorized facilities'
Eye shields must be worn when cleaning with a wire brush. Flying rust and metal particles may cause
Particles blown by compressed air are hazardous. DO NOT exceed 15 psi (103 kPa) nozzle pressure
when drying parts with compressed air. Use a maximum of 30 psi (207 kPa) when cleaning compo-
nents. DO NOT direct compressed air against human skin. Failure to follow this warning may result in
injury or death. Make sure air stream is directed away from user and other personnel in the area. To pre-
vent injury, user must wear protective goggles or face shield.
Use solvent cleaning compound to clean any surface coated with grease or oil.
Clear out all drilled or tapped (threaded) holes with compressed air to remove dirt and solvent cleaning compound.
Wash externally exposed parts, not subject to grease and oil, with detergent and water. Rinse thoroughly and air
Remove old sealing compound using a wire brush and solvent cleaning compound.
Clean all rusted surfaces using a wire brush and abrasive cloth.
After cleaning, cover or wrap all parts to protect them from dust and dirt. Any part that is subject to rust should be
lightly coated with lubricating oil.
General. All components and parts must be carefully inspected to determine if they are serviceable for reuse or if they
must be replaced.
Drilled and Tapped (Threaded) Holes.
Inspect for wear, distortion (stretching), cracks, or any other damage in or around holes.
Inspect threaded areas for wear, distortion, or evidence of cross-threading.
If damage is noted, entire part should be replaced.
Inspect for breaks, cracks, dents, and rust damage.
Particularly check areas around studs, screw openings, and sharp corners.