4-80. MAINTENANCE AFTER FORDING (Cont)
c. Electrical Connections. Check all electrical connections for corrosion, particularly the bayonet-type
d. Paint. Clean all exposed painted surfaces and touch up paint where necessary. Coat unpainted metal
parts with preservative oil, item 14 or 15, Appendix C.
e. Aluminum or Magnesium Parts. If vehicle remains in salt water for any appreciable length of time,
aluminum or magnesium parts which were exposed to the water will probably be unfit for further use and
must be replaced.
a. Mud. Thorough cleaning and lubrication of all parts affected must be accomplished as soon as possible
after operation in mud, particularly when a sea of liquid mud has been traversed. Clean all suspension com-
ponents and lubricate as specified on the lubrication order. Repack wheel bearings, if necessary.
b. Sand or Dust. Touch up all painted surfaces damaged by sand. Lubricate completely to force out