2-11. Cleaning and Drying (cont).
Cleaning Metal Items. Clean metal items as follows:
Use care not to damage the adjacent fabric materials.
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
Remove all oils and filings by brushing and dipping in tetrachloroethylene. Allow to dry.
Shield adjacent fabric material before spraying solid film lubricant.
Spray metal item with a 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. Items found or known to be contaminated are to be cleaned in the
Place equipment in a large water-tight container filled with a suitable amount of fresh, clean
water to cover Item(s)
Equipment made of cotton, fabric such as the buffer, immersed in salt water are to
be condemned. See paragraph 1-3, for equipment disposition.
If salt water-soaked equipment is too large to be placed in a rising container, then
the rising process will be effected by applying fresh, clean water to the item using a
Agitate container contents by hand for 5 minutes.