TM 55-8115-203-23 & P
of dirt and grease. Clean all lubrication points after lubricating to prevent accumulation of foreign matter.
Points of Lubrication. Lubricate the door hardware with graphite grease, (item 1, App. D). Lubricate at grease
fittings, door handle pivots and document holder hinge pins, as shown in Figure 2-1.
Unusual Conditions. The container does not require special maintenance under most abnormal or extreme
weather conditions, such as high or low temperatures, continued operation in sand or dust, immersion in water, or
exposure to moisture. Do not lubricate as often when containers are not in use.
A lubricant which is fouled by dust and sand acts as an abrasive mixture and causes rapid
wear of parts.
2-4. Detailed painting information . Protection of the container from rust and corrosion depends on proper painting and
undercoating of the container. Painting or undercoating is generally performed immediately after repair operations at any
maintenance level. All paintings must conform to the guidelines set forth in MILT-704.
Paint only to prevent rust or corrosion, not to improve the appearance of a dingy container. Before applying paint or
undercoating material, the area to be painted should be cleaned down to bright metal. The area to be painted should
also be free of grease and dirt.
Painting the container. Paint can be applied by brush, roller or spray methods. Use of brushes or rollers should
be limited to small areas.
1. Priming. Prime the container with a primer conforming to MIL-P-52192.
2. Topcoat. Paint the container with paint conforming to MIL-C-46168.
3. Stencil painting. Paint container markings with flat white paint.