ARMY TM 10-1670-294-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-33-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-34
2-12 Cleaning and Drying (cont).
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
(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.
Equipment Immersed in Salt Water. Equipment made of cotton fabric immersed In salt water are to
be condemned See paragraph 2-13e, for equipment disposition
Equipment Immersed in Fresh Water. Any air delivery 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
(1) Contaminated fresh water If the air delivery equipment has been Immersed in contaminated fresh
water, rinse, dry and, if applicable, repair the item(s). Rinse the item(s) as follows
(a) Place the parachute assembly in a large water-tight container filled with a suitable amount of fresh,
clean water to cover the assembly.
If the water-soaked parachute assembly is too large to be placed into a rinsing
container, then the rinsing process will be effected by applying fresh, clean water
to the assembly using a hose.