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5. After third rinse, allow the parachute assembly to drain thoroughly. Upon completion of draining, dry the
assembly in accordance with the DRYING FABRIC ITEMS procedures detailed in WP 0008 00,
CLEANING AND DRYING.
6. When dried, perform a technical/rigger-type inspection of the parachute assembly. Corroded metal
components, or corrosion-stained fabrics or suspension lines will be either repaired or replaced as
prescribed by the MAC, WP 0050 00.
7. Record any repairs, immersion, and rinsing, in the parachute log record as detailed in WP 0003 00,
SERVICE UPON RECEIPT.
Parachute Assembly Immersed in Fresh-Water. Any airdrop 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 parachute or its components has been immersed in contaminated fresh-
water, rinse and dry and, if applicable, repair the item(s) using the procedures in this WP.
2. Uncontaminated fresh-water. If the parachute or its components has been immersed in uncontaminated
fresh-water, it will be cleaned and dried as outlined in this WP. Minor discoloration of fabric items
resulting from immersion in uncontaminated fresh-water may occur. No attempt should be made to
eliminate a minor discoloration, as a slight discoloring is preferable to employing vigorous techniques that
may damage fabric. Small stains caused by petroleum products or blood will be removed using spot
cleaning procedures outlined in this WP.
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