ARMY TM 10-1670-282-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-30-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-33
Cleaning and Drying.
This task covers:
Cleaning fabric items
Drying fabric items
with cleaning solvent
Cleaning metal items
Cleaning fabric items
Equipment immersed in salt water
with dishwashing compound
Equipment immersed in fresh water
Special Environmental Condition:
Tetrachloroethylene, Item 21, Appendix D
Ventilation required as repeated or prolonged
Dishwashing Compound, Item 13, Appendix D
inhalation of cleaning solvent vapors can be
Rag, Wiping, Item 18, Appendix D
detrimental to human health.
Lubricant, Solid Film, Item 41, Appendix D
Cloth, Abrasive, Item 5, Appendix D
Brush, Scrub, Item 3, Appendix D
Layout on packing table or other suitable area.
Due to flammable properties and nylon-damaging substances, cleaning solvents other than
tetrachloroethylene will not be used in the spot-cleaning of air delivery equipment. Tetrachloroethylene will
only be used in areas where substantial ventilation is available. Repeated or prolonged inhalation of the
solvent vapors can be detrimental to human health. In addition, avoid prolonged or repeated contact of
the solvent fluid with areas of the skin. Tetrachloroethylene must not be taken internally.
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 be condemned.
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.