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This task is typical for exterior of modules. Power tools are not authorized for use
when preparing modules for spot painting. Preparation procedures are in
accordance with Steel Structures Painting Council, SP-2 Hand Tool Cleaning
The following steps will be preformed prior to module surface painting. Upon completion of
rust and paint removal, the substrate metal should have a faint metallic sheen and be free
of oil, grease, dust, soil, salts and other contaminants.
Remove all rust scale, mill scale, loose rust and loose paint to the degree specified by hand wire brushing, hand
sanding, hand scraping, hand chipping or other hand impact tools or a combination of these methods.
Using clean lint-free cloth, wipe area clean.
PAINT INTERMEDIATE SECTION NON-POWERED MODULE EXTERIOR STEEL SURFACES
Mask off areas to be painted.
Application temperature range limits are 40° - 120°F.
No coating should be done if the surface is likely to be damaged by rain, fog, dew or dust,
etc., during the drying period.
Using brush, apply one coat of Amercoat 385 PA oxide red primer paint, Type I, Class I, Composition B in
accordance with procedures contained in DOD-PRF-24648.
Cold temperatures or high humidity will retard drying time.
Allow primer paint to air dry to touch, approximately 2 hours at 70°F.