General Cleaning, Painting, and Preservation - Continued
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 comply may result in death or
injury to personnel. Seek medical attention in the event of an injury.
Painting. Remove rust and damaged paint by scraping, wire brushing, sanding, or buffing. Sand to a
smooth finish and spot paint as necessary.
Preservation. After cleaning and drying, immediately coat unpainted wear surfaces with oil or grease,
Place a piece of barrier material between desiccant bags and metal surfaces.
Air circulation under draped covers reduces 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 location, and 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
Inspection will usually be visual and must consist of at least a walk-around examination of all equipment to
detect any deficiencies. Inspect equipment in open storage WEEKLY and equipment in covered storage
MONTHLY. Inspect all equipment immediately after any severe storm or environmental change. The
following are examples of things to look for during a visual inspection:
Low or flat tires.