FINISH PAINTING: GENERAL
use by exception only in accordance with the provisions
Acetone is extremely flammable and toxic to
b. Top Coat (Mixing and Thinning). Consult
MIL-C-83286 or paint manufacturer's instructions.
eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. Wear pro-
tective gloves and goggles/face shield. Avoid
repeated or prolonged contact. Use only in
well-ventilated areas (or use approved respi-
rator as determined by local safety/industrial
hygiene personnel). Keep away from open
Strip old finish (if needed) per Chapter
flames, sparks, hot surfaces or others sources
Apply metal conditioning per Chapter
Failure to observe these precautions can result in seri-
ous injury or systemic poisoning of personnel.
Army standard tactical topcoat for aircraft is fully de-
Apply paint per MIL-C-83286 or manu-
scribed in Chapter 4. Acetone (C102) can be used to
differentiate between acrylic lacquer (MIL-C-46159) and
polyurethane (MIL-DTL-64159 and MIL-DTL-53039) or
Apply a full wet coat to dry film, thick-
epoxy MIL-C-22750 coatings. Put the coating with
ness of 1.0 to 1.5 mils.
a cloth saturated with Acetone (C102). Acrylic lac-
quer coating will be dissolved but properly cured
d. Touch-up of Polyurethane System. Closely
MIL-DTL-64159 and MIL-DTL-53039 coating will not.
inspect candidate areas for extent of damage and/or
touch-up required. If inspection reveals major paint or
primer failure or damage, such as chipped or peeled
CARC MIL-DTL-64159 can be used as a replacement
paint from the center of a skin panel, the involved skin
for MIL-C-46168 and MIL-C-53039 CARC topcoats;
section should be prepared and touched up from seam
however, MIL-DTL-64159 should not be used over
to seam. If only minor damage is found, e.g., paint
chipped or missing from screw/rivet heads and on outer
edges of skin panel(s) the specific area may be prepared
MIL-C-83286. GLOSS URETHANE.
and touched up. Prepare damaged area(s) and paint as
a. Use. This aliphatic urethane finish is formu-
lated for protection of areas exposed to chemicals and
Thoroughly clean area to be repainted.
solvents and is intended for exterior or interior use on
aircraft and other applications. It is a two component
Feather edges of coating adjacent to peel
paint with a highly weather-resistant gloss finish used
section and scuff sand the other area(s) to be coated.
as a topcoat over epoxy primers, MIL-P-23377 and
Use 280 grit paper or nylon abrasive matting, Military
MIL-P-85582. It may be used in areas where air pollu-
tion regulations are in force. This finish is intended for
Specification MIL-A-9962, very fine for scuff sanding.