Cleaning components by means of grinding produces hot, flying particles. These
particles can cause serious injury to personnel. These hot particles can also
ignite fires in the work area and in adjacent spaces. During and after removal, the
work area will be very hot. Protective goggles, gloves, and/or aprons must be
worn at all times during grinding operations. A fire watch must be posted when-
ever grinding operations are taking place. Failure to comply with this warning
can result in serious injury or death to personnel and serious damage to the ves-
Wire brushing produces high velocity flying debris that can become lodged in the
skin or in the eyes. Wear protective equipment for eyes and skin.
a. Use a wire brush or grinder to clean the affected area down to bare metal.
b. Prime and paint the affected area (TB 43-0144).
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