(j) Remove air line and drain solution from fuel tank.
(k) Fill fuel tank and overflow for five minutes with
cold water or until water is clear.
(l) Drain fuel tank completely.
(m) Conduct a combustible,vapor test reading to deter-
mine if fuel tank is safe to repair, clean, or paint, store or change
If combustible vapor test reading indicates tank is not
safe, repeat procedures as cited in (h) thru (m) above.
(1) Perform all necessary welding repair on tank shell.
(Refer to TM 9-237 for welding instructions.)
Repair of the lifting eye assembly and drag loops
consists of replacement of damaged parts.
(2) Refer to paragraph 4-35 and replace damaged lifting eye
assemblies and/or drop loops.
All normally painted exterior surfaces of
the tank must be protected by enamel at all times.
A primer and semi-
gloss enamel shall be used.
The primer should conform to Specifica-
tion TT-E-485 and the enamel to Specification TT-E-527.
Army forest green, color 34087.
Refer to TM 9-213 for general