ARMY TM 10-1670-279-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-27-2
NAVY NAVAIR 131-28
2-12. Cleaning and Drying (cont).
c. Drying Fabric Items. Dry fabric items as follows:
(1) Suspend or elevate item in a well-ventilated room or in a heated drying room.
(2) Drying time may be reduced by using electric circulating fans.
(3) When heat is used, the heat temperature shall not exceed160oF (71oC). Preferred temperature is 140oF
d. 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. Items found or known to be salt contaminated are to be cleaned within 48
hours after recovery in the following manner:
(1) Place equipment in a large water-tight container filled with a suitable amount of fresh, clean water to cover
Equipment made of cotton fabric immersed in salt water are to be condemned.
See paragraph 2-13e, for equipment disposition.