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5. After third rinse, allow equipment to drain thoroughly. Upon completion of draining, dry equipment in
accordance with the DRYING FABRIC ITEMS procedures detailed above.
6. When dried, perform a technical/rigger-type inspection of item(s). Corroded metal components, or
corrosion-stained fabrics or suspension lines will be either repaired or replaced as prescribed by the
MAC, WP 0064 00.
7. Record immersion, rinsing, and any repairs in individual parachute log record as detailed in WP 0003 00
(SERVICE UPON RECEIPT).
Equipment 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 fresh-water immersed equipment are as follows:
1. Contaminated fresh-water. If the airdrop equipment has been immersed in contaminated fresh-water,
rinse, dry and, if applicable, repair the item(s) using the procedures in the RINSING EQUIPMENT
IMMERSED IN SALT-WATER paragraph.
2. Uncontaminated fresh-water. If airdrop equipment has been immersed in uncontaminated fresh-water,
item(s) will be cleaned and dried as outlined in this paragraph. 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.
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