GENERAL CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
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Solvent cleaning compound MIL-PRF-680 Type II and III may be irritating to the eyes
and skin. Use protective gloves and goggles. Use in well-ventilated areas. Use
respirator as needed. Accidental ingestion can cause irritation of digestive tract
and respiratory tract, may cause lung and central nervous system damage. Can be
fatal if swallowed. Inhalation of high/massive concentrations can cause coma or be
fatal. First aid for ingestion: do not induce vomiting. Seek immediate medical
attention. First aid for skin contact: remove contaminated clothing. Wash skin
thoroughly with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. First
aid for eye contact: flush with water for 15 minutes or until irritation subsides. If
symptoms persist, seek medical attention. First aid for inhalation: move to fresh
air. If not breathing, provide artificial respiration. If symptoms persist, seek
medical attention. Keep away from open flames and other sources of ignition.
Failure to follow this warning may result in injury or death to personnel.
The flashpoint for Type II solvent cleaning compound is 141 to 198ºF (61 to
92ºC) and Type III is 200 to 241ºF (93 to 116ºC).
Improper cleaning methods and use of unauthorized cleaning solvents may
injure personnel and damage equipment.
Fire extinguishers should be placed nearby when using solvent cleaning
compound. Failure to follow this warning may result in injury or death.
Cloths or rags saturated with solvent cleaning compound must be disposed
of IAW authorized facilities' procedures. Failure to follow this warning may
result in injury.
Eye shields must be worn when cleaning with a wire brush. Flying rust and
metal particle may cause injury.
Never use fuel to clean parts. Fuel is highly flammable. Serious personal
injury could result if fuel ignites during cleaning.
Compressed air used for cleaning purposes will not exceed 30 psi (207 kPa).
Use only with effective chip guarding and personal protective equipment
(goggles/shield, gloves, etc). Failure to comply may result in injury to
Use only approved cleaning solvents to clean parts. Solvent cleaning compound (WP 0625, Item 12) is
commonly used. Always work in a well-ventilated area.
Soak parts in solvent cleaning compound (WP 0625, Item 12), and wash away deposits by flushing or
spraying. When necessary, brush with soft bristle brush (not wire) moistened in solvent. Use compressed air
to dry parts (except bearings) after cleaning. Bearings must drip and air dry.