PREPARATION OF EQUIPMENT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE (continued).
g. General Cleaning, Painting, and Preservation
Do not direct water or steam under pressure against unsealed electrical systems or
any exterior opening. Failure to follow this caution may result in damage to the
Clean dirt, grease, and other contaminants from the equipment, but do not use vapor degreasing. Wash
any oil, grease, or mud from tires.
Remove rust and damaged paint by scraping, wire brushing, sanding, or buffing. Sand to a smooth finish
and spot-paint as necessary (refer to TB 43-0209).
After cleaning and drying, immediately coat unpainted metal surfaces with oil or grease, as appropriate
To prevent corrosion, place a piece of barrier material between dessicant bags and
Air circulation under draped covers reduces deterioration from moisture and heat.
Sunlight, heat, moisture (humidity), and dirt tend to accelerate deterioration. Install all covers (including
vehicle protective closures) authorized for the equipment. Close and secure all openings except those
required for venting and draining. Seal openings to prevent the entry of rain, snow, or dust. Insert
dessicant when complete seal is required. Place equipment and provide blocking or framing to allow for
ventilation and water drainage. Support cover away from item surfaces that may rust, rot, or mildew.
Park vehicle so tires are not resting on greasy or oily surfaces.
a. Maintenance Services
After equipment has been placed in administrative storage, inspect, service, and exercise as required.