ARMY TM 10-1670-276-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-29-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-29
2-12. Cleaning and Drying.
This task covers
Cleaning fabric items
Drying fabric items
with cleaning solvent
Cleaning metal items
Cleaning fabric items
Equipment immersed In salt water
with dishwashing compound
Equipment Immersed In fresh water
Tetrachloroethylene, Item 30, Appendix D
Layout on packing table or other suitable area.
Dishwashing Compound, Item 14, Appendix D
Rag, Wiping, Item 24, Appendix D
Special Environmental Condition:
Lubricant, Solid Film, Item 16, Appendix D
Cloth, Abrasive, Item 5, Appendix D
Ventilation required as repeated or prolonged
Brush, Scrub, Item 3, Appendix D
inhalation of cleaning solvent vapors can be
detrimental to human health.
Due to flammable properties and nylon-damaging substances, cleaning solvents other
than tetrachloroethylene will not be used in the spot-cleaning of air delivery equipment.
Tetrachloroethylene will only be used In areas where substantial ventilation is available.
Repeated or prolonged inhalation of the solvent vapors can be detrimental to human
health. In addition, avoid prolonged or repeated contact of the solvent fluid with areas of
the skin. Tetrachloroethylene must not be taken Internally.
If during the cleaning there exists a possibility that the substance to be removed contains
acid or some other equally destructive ingredient, the item will be evacuated to
intermediate maintenance activity for determination as to the nature of the substance and
item disposition. If the substance cannot be identified or if normal repair procedures will
not eliminate all traces of chemical or acid damage, the applicable item will be
Cleaning of parachutes should be held to a minimum and should be performed only when
necessary to prevent malfunction or deterioration. When a parachute contains debris, or
when it Is soiled by dirt, oil, grease, rust, corrosion, or other foreign substances to such an
extent that cleaning Is necessary, the cleaning should be performed manually and should
be limited to the soiled area only, unless the parachute has been contaminated by water.
The methods of cleaning must be determined by the nature of the substance to be