GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
RAPIDLY EMPLACED BRIDGE (REB)
For specific painting procedures and techniques, refer to Painting Instructions for Field Use,
TREATMENT AND PAINTING
The bridge and bridge pallet normally painted shall be cleaned and treated in accordance with TT-C-490
if ferrous, or MIL-C-5541 if aluminum, primed and painted with chemical agent resistance coating (CARC)
in accordance with MIL-DTL-53072. Refer to TM 43-0139 for painting instuctions. 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 per the Government furnished camouflage patterns
and top coat colors conforming to MIL-C-53072. Refer to Camouflage Patterns (WP 0120 00). The roadway
and walkway 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.