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TM 5-3895-360-13 5-3.   CLEANING  INSTRUCTIONS. WARNING Improper cleanig methods and use of unau- thorized  cleaning  liquids  or  solvents  can  Injure personnel  and  damage  equipment.  To  prevent this, refer to TM 9-247 for further Instructions. a. GeneraI.  Cleaning instructions will be the same for the majority of parts and components which make up the tamper. The following applies to all cleaning operations: (1) (2) (3) Clean all parts before inspection, after repair, and  before  assembly. Keep hands free of grease which can collect dust, dirt, and grit. After cleaning, all parts should be covered or wrapped to protect them from dust and dirt. Parts that are subject to rust should be lightly oiled  (see  paragraph  5-4). b. Steam  Cleaning. (1) Before steam cleaning exterior of tamper, pro- tect all electrical equipment which could be damaged by steam or moisture. WARNING Avoid contact with live steam. Live steam can burn skin, cause blindness, and cause other serious  Injury.  Be  sure  to  wear  protective apron, gloves, and safety goggles when using live  steam. (2) Place disassembled parts in a suitable contain- er to steam clean. Parts that are subject to rust should be dried and lightly oiled after cleaning (see paragraph 5-4). c.  Castings,  Forgings,  and  Machined  Metal  Parts. WARNING Dry cleaning solvent, P-D-680, is toxic and flammable.  Always  wear  protective  goggles d. e. and gloves, and use only In a well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothes, and DO NOT breathe vapors. DO NOT use near open flame or excessive heat The solvent’s   flash   point   is   100°F-138°F (38°C-590C). If you become dizzy while using cleaning  solvent,  Immedlatety  get  fresh  air  and medical  help.  If  solvent  contacts  eyes,  Immedi- ately wash your eyes and get medical aid. (1) (2) Clean inner and outer surfaces with dry clean- ing solvent (Item 16, Appendix E) and a clean rag (Item 15, Appendix E). Remove grease and accumulated deposits with a scrub brush (Item 3, Appendix E). WARNING Compressed air used for cleaning or drying purposes,  or  for  clearing  restrictions,  should never  exceed  30  psi  (207  kPa).  Wear  protective clothing (goggles/shield, gloves, etc.) and use caution to avoid injury to personnel. (3) Clean all threaded holes with compressed air to remove  dirt  and  cleaning  fluids. CAUTION DO NOT wash oil seals, electrical cables, and flexible hoses with dry cleaning solvent or min- eral spirits. Serious damaged or destruction of material  will  result. Oil Seals, Electrical Cables, and Flexible Hoses. Wash oil seals, electrical cables, and flexible hoses with a solution of dishwashing compound (Item 7, Appendix E) and water and wipe dry with clean rag (Item 15, Appendix E). Bearings. Clean bearings in accordance with TM  9-214. 5-2


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