If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it down on your DA Form 2404. If you find something seriously
wrong, report it to direct support as soon as possible.
Dry cleaning solvent P-D-680 is toxic and flammable. Wear protective goggles and gloves and use
only in a well ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothes and don't breathe vapors.
Do not use near 8pen flame or excessive heat. The flash point is 100F 138 F (38 C 590C). If you
become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, get fresh air immediately and get medical aid. If
contact with eyes is made, wash your eyes with water and get medical aid immediately.
Compressed air, used for cleaning purposes will not exceed 30 psi. Use only with effective chip
guarding and personnel protective equipment (goggles/shield/gloves, etc.).
a. Keep it clean: dirt, grease, oil, and debris only get in the way and may cover up a
serious problem. Clean as you work and as needed. Use dry cleaning solvent (P-D-680) to clean
metal surfaced. Use soap and water when you clean rubber or plastic material.
b. Bolts, nuts and screws: check that they are not loose, missing, bent, or broken. You
can't try them all with a tool, of course, but look for chipped paint, bare metal or rust around bolt
heads. Tighten any bolt, nut, or screw that you find loose.
c. Welds: look for loose or chipped paint, rust or gaps where parts are welded together. If
you find a bad weld, report it to intermediate direct support.
d. Electric wires and connectors: look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires and
loose or broken connectors. Tighten loose connections and make sure the wires are in good
Hoses and fluid lines: look for wear, damage and leaks. Make sure clamps and fittings
are tight. Wet spots show leaks, but a stain around a fitting or connector can also mean a leak. If
leakage comes from a loose fitting or connector, tighten the fitting or connector. If something is
broken or worn out, either correct it or report it to intermediate direct support (refer to the
Maintenance Allocation Chart).