Do not store acid-type batteries near stacks of tires. Acid fumes will deteriorate
Hull and cab.
In hot, damp areas, corrosion will occur on all parts of materiel. It will appear as rust and paint
blisters on metal surfaces and mildew, mold, or fungus growth on fabrics and glass.
Protect all unfinished, exposed metal surfaces with a film of preservative lubricating oil (medium)
(Appx. D, item 25). Cables and terminals should be protected by ignition insulation compound (Appx.
D, item 23).
Frequently inspect inactive vehicles. Remove corrosion from exterior with abrasive paper (Appx. D,
item 11) or cloth (Appx. D, item 40) and apply protective coating of paint (Appx. D, item 17, 18, 19, or
20), oil (Appx. D, item 25), or suitable rust preventive (Appx. D, item 12 or 13).
Armament. Inspect parts often for moisture or corrosion. Thoroughly dry all exposed, unpainted surfaces
such as bore, breech, and firing mechanisms and oil as prescribed in TM 9-1005-213-10. In dry, dusty, or
sandy areas, leave exposed surfaces dry, such as recoil slides. Combining oil with sand makes an
abrasive paste far more damaging than no oil at all. At other times, keep these surfaces lubricated to
Vision devices. Inspect parts for moisture, corrosion, or fungus growth. In dry, dusty, or sandy areas, keep
exposed optical surfaces protected from blowing sand.
Maintenance After Fording.
General. Although vehicle housings are sealed to prevent leakage, water may enter, especially during
submersion. The following services should be done on all vehicles exposed to partial or complete
submersion, especially in salt water.
Hull and cab. Drain and clean hull. Clean all exposed surfaces and touch up paint (Appx. D, item 17, 18,
19, or 20) where necessary. Coat unpainted metal parts with preservative lubricating oil (Appx. D, item 25).
Engine and transmission. Check the lubricant in the engine and transmission for water contamination. If
contamination exists drain, flush, and refill the item with the correct lubricant. Refer to Appendix F.