4-45. PREPARATION OF EQUIPMENT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE (Con't)
Maintenance Services and Inspection,
Maintenance Services. Prior to storage, perform the next scheduled unit PMCS.
Inspection. Inspect and approve the equipment prior to storage. Do not place equipment in storage in a
Auxiliary Equipment and Basic Issue Items.
Process auxiliary and basic issue items simultaneously with the major item to which they are assigned.
2. If possible, store auxiliary and basic issue items with the major item,
3. If stored apart from the major item, mark auxiliary and basic issue items with tags Indicating the major item, its
registration or serial number and location, and store in protective type closures. In addition, place a tag or list
indicating the location of the removed items in a conspicuous place on the major item.
Correction of Shortcomings and Deficiencies. Correct all shortcomings and deficiencies prior to storage, or obtain a
deferment from the approving authority.
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
Cleaning. Clean the equipment of dirt, grease, and other contaminants, but do not use vapor decreasing.
2. Painting. Remove rust and damaged paint by scraping, wire brushing, sanding, or buffing. Sand to a smooth
finish and spot paint as necessary (TB 43-0209).
3. Preservation. After cleaning and drying, immediately coat unpainted metal surfaces with oil or grease, as
Place a piece of barrier material between desiccant bags and metal surfaces.
Air circulation under draped covers reduces deterioration from moisture and heat.
4. Weatherproofing. 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
desiccant 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 which may rust, rot, or mildew.
4-46. CARE OF EQUIPMENT IN ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE
Maintenance Services. After equipment has been placed in administrative storage, inspect, service, and exercise as
Inspection. Inspection will usually be visual and must consist of at least a walkaround examination of all equipment to
detect any deficiencies. Inspect equipment in open storage weekly and equipment in covered storage monthly.