GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS - CONTINUED
WORK SAFETY - CONTINUED
Always use power tools carefully.
Observe all WARNINGs and CAUTIONS.
Improper cleaning methods and use of unauthorized cleaning liquids or solvents can injure personnel
and damage equipment. To prevent this, refer to TM 9-247 for further instructions.
General. Cleaning instructions will be the same for the majority of parts and components which make up the RTCH.
The following applies to all cleaning operations:
Clean all parts before inspection, after repair, and before assembly.
Keep hands free of grease which can collect dust, dirt, and grit.
After cleaning, all parts should be covered or wrapped to protect them from dust and dirt. Parts that are subject to
rust should be lightly oiled after cleaning.
Castings, Forgings, and Vehicle Metal Parts.
Clean inner and outer surfaces with Detergent (Item 15, WP 0290 00) and dry with clean Rag, Wiping (Item 30,
Remove grease and accumulated deposits with a scrub brush.
Compressed air used for cleaning or drying purposes, or for clearing restrictions, should never exceed
30 psi (207 kPa). Wear protective clothing (goggles/shield, gloves, etc.) and use caution to avoid injury
Clear all threaded holes with compressed air to remove dirt and cleaning fluids.
DO NOT wash oil seals, electrical cables, and flexible hoses with dry cleaning solvent or mineral spir-
its. Serious damage or destruction of material will result.
Oil Seals, Electrical Cables, and Flexible Hoses. Wash oil seals, electrical cables, and flexible hoses with a solution of
Bearings. Clean bearings
in accordance with
PRESERVATION OF PARTS
Unpainted metal parts that will not be installed immediately after cleaning may be covered with a thin coat of Oil,
On painted areas where paint has been removed, paint in accordance with procedures outlined in TM 43-0139 and TB
For camouflage painting instructions, refer to FM 5-20.