(2) When rust or deterioration is found on any unpainted area, necessary reprocessing for administra-
tive storage wilI be immediately accomplished. Damages caused to the materiel by sever weather
conditions will be promptly repaired. Deterioration or damage to on-vehicle materiel (OVM) pack-
aging will be repaired as necessary. Painted surfaces showing evidence of deterioration will be thor-
oughly cleaned and dried and repainted, using paint of the same quality and color as the original
Section Il. PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT
6-3. SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS
a. Preparation for Shipment. Preservation and other protective measures taken in the preparation of
materiel and accompanying tools and equipment for shipment must be sufficient to protect the materiel
against deterioration and physical damage during shipment.
(1) Cleaning. Use dry cleaning solvent (PD-680) (item 18, Appendix C) to clean or wash grease or oil
from all metal parts. All exposed machined surfaces must be cleaned to insure removal of corrosion,
soil, grease, residues, perspiration, or other acid or alkali residues.
(2) Drying. After cleaning, use cold water to rinse off any solution which remains. Using clean cloths,
dry all parts thoroughly.
Lubrication. Lubricate items specified on lubrication chart (fig. 4-1).
(a) All critical unpainted metal surfaces must be protected during shipment. Oil or grease covered
in the lubrication section (para. 4-2) may be used for this purpose but it is effective for only a
few days and equipment so protected must be closely watched for signs of corrosion. Selection
of preservatives will be such that their application, use, or removal will not damage the surface
to which they are applied.
(b) Coat lower portion of landing leg assembly with corrosion preventive compound 8030-00-244-
(d) Coat exterior hardware sparingly with corrosion preventive compound 8030-00-244-1300.
applied with brush.
(e) Apply corrosion preventive compound 8030-00-244-1300 to surfaces of suspension system.
(f) Spray data plates with a thin coating of ignition insulation compound. Control overspray to
avoid coating adjacent surfaces.
(g) Cover all exterior reflectors and lights with tape.
(h) Coat rubber door seals on series M128 and M129 semitrailers with powdered talc 6810-00-270-
9988. Coat doors operating mechanism and hinges with automotive and artillery grease (GAA).
(a) Remove side, rear, and front panels from M127 series semitrailers and pack in bundles of two
each. Place pieces of 1 X 6 boards between panels to permit air circulation. Wire or bolt
(b) Dry, fold, or roll paulin and wrap in waterproof barrier-materiel. Tie and stow in tool box.
Marking. Refer to AR 746-80 for Marking of Supplies for Shipment.