PREPARATION OF EQUIPMENT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE - Continued
g. GENERAL CLEANING, PAINTING, AND PRESERVATION
Do not direct water or steam, under pressure, against unsealed electrical
systems or any exterior opening. Failure to follow this caution may result
in damage to equipment.
Dispose of all hazardous material in accordance with TB 43-0244.
(1) Cleaning. Clean the equipment of dirt, grease, and other contaminants, but do not use vapor
(2) Painting. Remove rust and damaged paint by scraping, wire brushing, sanding, or buffing. Sand
to a smooth finish and spot paint as necessary (TB 43-0209).
(3) Preservation. After cleaning and drying, immediately coat unpainted metal surfaces with oil or
grease, as appropriate (WP 0022 00-1).
Air circulation under draped covers reduces deterioration from moisture or heat.
Weatherproofing. Sunlight, heat, moisture (humidity), and dirt tend to accelerate deterioration.
Install all covers (including vehicle protective closures) 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 desicant 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.