malfunctioning. Use only paints listed in
(2) Do not break open any moisture-proof
pack, such as a barrier bag, unless there is firm
evidence that pack has already been penetrated or
c. Retouch (spot paint) outer surfaces, using
that items within have been physically damaged.
same color paint. Allow paint to dry.
c. If box markings are damaged or illegible,
touch up or re-mark in adjacent blank area. If
using only good packing materials. If the type of
markings on box cannot be read, unpack box per
packing originally used is not available, improvise
something similar. Make sure, however, that
d. If lot number is legible but box is damaged
and box is tightly packed.
beyond repair, repack contents in another box
and Spot Painting
a. Clean all items of dirt, mud, grease, and sand
(1) Before attempting any work more exten-
by wiping off with a clean, dry cloth. Take care
sive than simple remarking of a damaged box,
not to disturb safety devices or spring-loaded
(2) As a general policy, save one or two good
b. Wipe off light rust which can be removed
from metal surfaces.
(3) When contents of a damaged box are
transferred to another box, make sure that re-
packed box is marked to reflect exact contents,
Do not paint firing devices, detonators,
using wording on original box.