7. Record any repair, immersion, and rinsing in the parachute log record as shown 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 is 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
uncontaminated fresh-water, rinse and dry (see Rinsing Parachute Assembly Immersed in Salt-
Water, above) and, if applicable, repair.
2. Uncontaminated fresh-water. If the parachute, or its components, has been immersed in
uncontaminated fresh-water, it will be cleaned and dried as outlined in Cleaning Fabric Items With a
Solution of Hand Dishwashing Compound, Dry Fabric Items, and Clean Metal Items paragraphs
above and below. Minor discoloration of fabric items, resulting from immersion in uncontaminated
fresh-water, may occur.
Fabric items will not be dried in direct sunlight or by laying an item
on the ground.
Drying Fabric Items. Dry fabric item as follows:
1. Suspend or elevate the item in a well-ventilated room or in a heated drying room.
2. Using electrical circulating fans may reduce drying time.
3. When heat is used, the heat temperature shall not exceed 160 degrees Fahrenheit (71 degrees
Celsius). The preferred temperature is 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius).
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