e. Ether Start
CARC paint contains isocyanate (HDI) which is highly irritating to skin and respiratory system.
High concentrations of HDI can produce symptoms of itching and reddening of skin, a burning
sensation in throat and nose, and watering of the eyes. In extreme concentrations, HDI can cause
cough, shortness of breath, pain during respiration, increased sputum production, and chest
tightness. The following precautions must be taken whenever using CARC paint:
ALWAYS use air line respirators when using CARC paint unless air sampling shows exposure to be
below standards. Use chemical cartridge respirator if air sampling is below standards.
DO NOT let skin or eyes come in contact with CARC paint. Always wear protective equipment
(gloves, ventilation mask, safety goggles, etc.). DO NOT use CARC paint without adequate
NEVER weld or cut CARC-coated materials.
DO NOT grind or sand painted equipment without high-efficiency, air-purifying respirators in use.
BE AWARE of CARC paint exposure symptoms; symptoms can occur a few days after initial
exposure. Seek medical help immediately if symptoms are detected.
Ensure all welds are ground completely smooth. Failure to comply may result in injury to personnel or
damage to equipment.
Using a grinder, grind welds of shelf (116) and remove shelf from stowage box (117). Discard shelf.
Measure and mark five hole positions on rear of stowage box (117).
Using a 7-mm drill bit, drill four holes in stowage box (117).
Using a 10-mm drill bit, drill hole in stowage box (117).
Prime and paint inside of stowage box (117) (TM 43-0139).