Painting and Restenciling Markings
Stenciled markings must be renewed periodically because of weathering or repainting. To restencil markings, paint lusterless
black on forest green background. U.S. Army and vehicular registration markings are approximately 3 in. (76 mm) high in
block, Gothic, capital letters. Locational marking letters (such as: Tow Bar, Tie Down, etc.) are 1/2 in. (13 mm) high (within
1.16 in. [29.5 mm] ), 3/32 in. (2.4 mm) wide (within 1/32 in. [0.8 mm] ), and spaced 1/4 in. (6.4 mm) between lines. Refer to the
locator views (Figure 17) for required stenciled markings and location of lettering positions.
Instructions for the preparation of the materiel for painting, methods of painting, and materials to be used are contained in TM
43-0139. See WP 0348 00 for instructions on painting fender walkways.