ARMY TM 10-1670-278-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-26-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-27
2-12. Cleaning and Drying (cont).
Drying Fabric Items. Dry fabric items as follows:
Suspend or elevate the item in a well-ventilated room or in a heated drying room.
Drying time may be reduced by using electric circulating fans.
When heat is used, the heat temperature shall not exceed 160F (71 °C). The preferred temperature is
Cleaning Metal Items. Clean metal items as follows:
Use care not to damage the adjacent fabric materials.
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.
Remove all oils and filings by brushing and dipping in tetrachloroethylene. Allow to dry.
Shield adjacent fabric material before spraying solid film lubricant.
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.