ARMY TM 10-1670-276-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-29-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-29
2-12. Cleaning and Drying (cont).
Cleaning 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.
Use tetrachloroethylene only in areas where substantial ventilation is provided Repeated
or prolonged inhalation can be detrimental to human health Avoid prolonged or repeated
contact with skin areas Tetrachloroethylene must not be taken internally.
(2) Remove all oils and filings by brushing and dipping in tetrachloroethylene Allow to dry.
Shield adjacent fabric material before spraying solid film lubricant.
(3) Spray metal Item with a solid film lubricant and allow to air dry for 24 hours.
A small amount of lubricant will not damage fabric, but may cause discoloration and make
fabric appear soiled.
e. Equipment Immersed in Salt Water. Equipment made of cotton fabric immersed in salt water are to be
condemned See paragraph 2-13e, for equipment disposition.
f. Equipment Immersed in Fresh Water. Any air delivery equipment 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 air delivery equipment has been Immersed In contaminated fresh water,
rinse. dry and, if applicable, repair the Item(s) Rinse the item(s) as follows.
(a) Place the parachute assembly In a large water-tight container filled with a suitable amount of fresh,
clean water to cover the assembly.
If the water-soaked parachute assembly Is too large to be placed into a rinsing container,
then the rinsing process will be effected by applying fresh, clean water to the assembly
using a hose.