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7. Record any repairs; immersion and rinsing in the parachute log record as outlines in WP 0004 00.
RINSING PARACHUTE ASSEMBLY IMMERSED IN FRESH-WATER
Any parachute or its components that has been immersed in a fresh-water lake, river or stream will not
require rinsing unless it has been ascertained that the water is dirty, oily or otherwise contaminated.
Procedures for handling a fresh-water immersed parachute are as follows:
1. Contaminated fresh-water. If the parachute, or its components, has been immersed in contaminated
fresh-water, rinse and dry (see Parachute Assemblies Immersed in Salt-Water, above) and, if
2. Uncontaminated fresh-water. If the parachute, or its components, has been immersed in
uncontaminated fresh water, it will be cleaned and dried as applicable to this WP. Minor discoloration
of fabric items resulting from immersion in uncontaminated fresh-water may occur.
DRYING FABRIC ITEMS
Dry fabric items as follows:
1. Suspend or elevate item in a well-ventilated room in a heated drying room.
2. Drying time may be reduced by using electrical circular fans.
3. When heat is used, the heat temperature shall not exceed 160F (71 C). The preferred temperature
is 140 F (60C).
CLEAN METAL ITEMS
Clean metal items as follows:
Use care not to damage the adjacent fabric materials.
1. Remove burrs, rough spots, rust or corrosion from metal items by filing with a metal file or by buffing
and polishing with abrasive cloth.
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