For specific painting procedures and techniques, refer to Painting Instructions for Army Materiel,
TREATMENT AND PAINTING
The portions of the interior bay and ramp bay assembly normally painted shall be cleaned and treated
per TT-C-490 if ferrous, or MIL-C-5541 if aluminum, and primed and painted with chemical agent
resistance paint per MIL-C-53072. Refer to TM 43-0139 for painting instructions. Unless otherwise
specified, the topcoat color shall be Color Chip No. 34094, Green 383, of FED-STD-595. When camouflage
patterns are required, the top coat shall be overcoated in accordance with the Government furnished
camouflage patterns and top coat colors conforming to MIL-C-53072; refer to Camouflage Patterns
(WP 0077 00). The roadway/walkway and ramp plates are coated with a non-slip material called Ardopen-
KS 55-Type A resin and hardener. Surface preparation and application instructions are provided with the
container and further described in this work package.
APPLICATION AND REPAIR OF NONSLIP COATING
a. Application of Coating.
To avoid damage to equipment, do not use steel-shot blasting.
Clean roadway in compliance with cleaning directive
E 02 005 0803.
Clean roadway by shot-blasting with coarsest possible granulation (approximately 0.60.8 in.
(1620 mm)) to avoid contamination.
Wear leather gloves when mixing or coating KS 55. Skin irritation
may occur if procedure is performed without leather gloves.
Ensure proper ventilation in workshops. Injury to personnel may
occur if used in a confined area.
Wash hands and wrists with skin protectant and rub with skin
protectant ointment before and after performing task. Skin
irritation may occur if hands and wrists are not properly cleaned
Ensure area to be coated is dry.
Coat bridge in a temperature range of 6475°F (1824°C).
Coat roadway within eight hours of cleaning. If roadway coating
shows any contamination, perform a follow-up treatment in
compliance with E 02 005 0803.
Pre-heat the area to be coated to a temperature range of 6877°F
With a 7 in. (18 cm) lamb-wool roller, apply a 0.04 in. (1 mm) layer of non-skid surface compound to
roadway. Let compound dry for one hour at 72°F (22°C) or two hours at 64°F (18°C).
Apply a special corundum mixture (aluminum oxide) with granulation 0.020.04 in. (0.51 mm).
Let corundum mixture dry for twelve hours at temperatures of 59°F (15°C) or above.
Sweep off non-adhering corundum granulation and use for further application. Sieve out potential