SECTION II. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
A permanent record of the services, repairs, and modifications made to these
vehicles must be recorded. (Army) See DA Pam 738-750 for a list of the forms and
records required and how to complete them. (Marine Corps) Refer to TM 4700-
2-4. CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
a. Cleaning is an after operation service performed by the operator/crew to keep the vehicle in a state of
readiness. Facilities and material available to operators for vehicle cleaning can vary greatly in differing
operating conditions. However, vehicles must be maintained in as clean a condition as available cleaning
equipment, materials, and tactical situations permit.
Drycleaning solvent is flammable and will not be used near an open flame. A fire extinguisher will be
kept nearby when the solvent is used. Use only in well-ventilated places. Failure to do this may result
in injury to personnel and/or damage to equipment.
Protective gloves, clothing, and/or respiratory equipment must be worn whenever caustic, toxic, or
flammable cleaning solutions are used. Failure to do this may result in injury to personnel and/or
damage to equipment.
Do not allow cleaning compounds to come into contact with rubber, leather, vinyl, or canvas materials.
Damage to equipment will result.
Do not use compressed air when cleaning vehicle interiors. Damage to equipment will result.
Do not allow water to enter air cleaner assembly air intake weathercap. Damage to engine will occur.
Remember to clean windshield wipers of debris on a regular basis to ensure proper vision.
b. Cleaning Materials. Detailed descriptions of specific cleaning compounds, cleaning solvents,
drycleaning solutions, and corrosion-removing compounds are found in TM 9-247.
c. General Guidelines. Table 2-1 provides a general guide of cleaning materials used in removing
contaminants from various parts of the vehicle.