TM 10-1670-280-23&P 0008 00
100-FOOT DIAMETER CARGO PARACHUTE
CLEANING AND DRYING
THIS TAKS COVERS:
Cleaning Fabric Items With Dishwashing Compound
Drying Fabric Items
Cleaning Metal Items
Rinsing Equipment Immersed in Salt-water
Rinsing Equipment Immersed in Fresh-water
Cloth, Abrasive (Item 2, WP 0059 00)
Dishwashing Compound (Item 16, WP 0059 00)
Lubricant, Solid Film (Item 19, WP 0059 00)
Rag, Wiping (Item 25, WP 0059 00)
Brush, Scrub, Household (Item 3, WP 0050 00)
File, Flat (Item 6, WP 0050 00)
Laid out on packing table or other suitable surface.
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
WP 0003 00, WP 0009 00, WP 0050 00
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
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 removed. Use a
solution of hand dishwashing compound and warm water to clean
soiling caused by airsickness.
CLEANING FABRIC ITEMS WITH A SOLUTION OF HAND DISHWASHING COMPOUND
Use dishwashing compound to clean fabric items as follows:
1. Gently brush with a soft bristle brush.
2. Spot clean with a solution of dishwashing compound.