Electrically ground table and pump to
Do not remove paint from radomes.
guard against static discharge.
(2) The application of a continuous
stream of solvent mixture is an alternate method
of removing coatings. Suggested equipment con-
When stripping paint adjacent to
sists of a metal table of suitable size with a metal
installed radomes, it is mandatory that
grid top and provisions for draining the solvent
paint strippers and solvents do not con-
through a filter to a low pressure explosion-proof
fluid pump. Position radome or part on table with
permitted to flow into edge band areas
pipes or rods between radome and grid top. To
prevent possible delamination of solid laminate
edge bands, do not place part directly on, or drag
PROTECTIVE COATING FOR THE
it across, the metal grid table top. Cover coated
POLYCARBONATE AND PVC/ACRYLIC
area as previously described and apply a stream
POLYMER COVERING ON THE CANOPY
of solvent mixture until coating loosens. Remove
E G R E S S SYSTEM.
coating as previously described.
a. Clean the canopy egress system covering
with alcohol, Federal Specification 0-E-760.
b. Sand surface with 400 grit sandpaper.
Solvent mixture must not contain more
than 50 percent methyethylketone,
c. Clean the covering again with alcohol,
Federal Specification TT-M-251. Meth-
Federal Specification 0-E-760.
yethylketone in excess of 50 percent
will be harmful to materials. Toluene,
d. Apply Lexcote G-3483 per manufacturer's
Federal Specification TT-T-548, used by
itself will satisfactorily remove neo-
prene coating, however, the reaction
e. Infrared heat lamp may be used to aid in the
time is longer than that for methyle-
curing of the Lexcote.