1. General. Inspect all components and parts carefully to determine if they are serviceable for reuse or if
they must be replaced.
2. Drilled and Tapped (Threaded) Holes.
a. Inspect for wear, distortion (stretching), cracks, or any other damage in or around holes.
b. Inspect threaded areas for wear, distortion, or evidence of cross-threading.
c. If damage is noted, repair or replace as required.
3. Armor Plates.
a. Inspect for breaks, cracks, dents, and rust damage.
b. Particularly check area around studs, screw openings, and sharp corners.
To ensure survivability of personnel, welding repairs on armor kit are NOT authorized. If
armor plates are damaged, they must be replaced. Failure to follow this warning may cause
failure of armor, resulting in injury or death to personnel.
4. Replace any damaged armor plate. DO NOT repair by welding.
5. Bolts and Screws. Replace if threads are damaged, bent, loose, or stretched.
6. Studs. If studs are damaged, repair or replace as necessary.
7. Rubber Seals. Replace seal if damaged, cracked, or shows signs of excessive wear.
Whenever paint is applied, care must be taken to prevent covering up installation aid
markings (THIS SIDE UP, up arrows, etc.). These installation aid markings must be protected
during paint application by using masking tape, paper, etc.
Parts must be painted in accordance with TB 43-0209, Color, Marking, and Camouflage Painting of Military
Vehicles, Construction Equipment, and Materials Handling Equipment, and TB 43-0242, CARC Spot Painting.