ADD-ON-ARMOR (AOA) AND FUEL TANKER SELF-SEALING (FTSS) VEHICLE PREPARATION
The fuel tanker does not require purging or sniff testing prior to modification.
1. Ensure the fuel tanker has been emptied in accordance with Operator's Manual,
2. Ensure the fuel tanker is properly grounded and all vessel openings have been properly
and completely secured.
Eye and hearing protection must be worn at all times when using power
tools for grinding, cutting, sawing, and drilling. Failure to do so may result
in injury to personnel.
Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) paint contains isocyanyte (HDI),
which is highly irritating to skin and respiratory system. High
concentrations of HDI can produce symptoms of itching and reddening of
skin, a burning sensation in throat and nose, and watering of the eyes. In
extreme concentrations, HDI can cause cough, shortness of breath, pain
during respiration, increased sputum production, and chest tightness. The
following precautions must be taken whenever using CARC paint:
NEVER cut CARC-coated materials without high-efficiency, air-purifying
respirators in use.
DO NOT grind or sand painted equipment without high-efficiency, air-
purifying respirators in use.
BE AWARE of CARC paint exposure symptoms; symptoms can occur a
few days after initial exposure. Seek medical help immediately if
symptoms are detected.
3. Check assembly areas for any items that could interfere with the installation of the AOA and
FTSS kits. Should any items be in the way, cut or hand grind to remove those items.
4. Finish all exposed metal areas using a rust inhibitor primer and paint as specified in Table 8-4,
Materials and Parts.
5. Allow for the appropriate time for prime and paint to cure.
6. For specific vehicle preparation and application of the FTSS System and removal instructions
for unique items, refer to Chapter 3 of this TB.