Observe all WARNINGs and CAUTIONs. Always use power tools carefully.
Protect yourself against injury. Wear protective gear, such as safety goggles or lenses, safety shoes, rubber
apron, or gloves.
When lifting heavy parts, have someone help you. Make sure that lifting/jacking equipment is working properly,
is suitable for the assigned task, and is secure against slipping.
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Improper cleaning methods and use of unauthorized cleaning liquids or solvents can injure
personnel or damage equipment.
Cleaning instructions will be the same for a majority of parts and components that make up the M9 ACE. The following
should apply to all cleaning, inspection, repair, and assembly operations:
1. Clean all parts before inspection, after repair, and before assembly.
2. Keep hands free of grease, which can collect dust, dirt, and grit.
3. After cleaning, all parts should be covered or wrapped to protect them from dust and dirt. Parts that are
subject to rust should be lightly oiled.
Before steam cleaning exterior of M9 ACE, protect all electrical equipment that could be damaged by steam
Place disassembled parts in a suitable container to steam clean. Parts that are subject to rust should be dried
and lightly oiled after cleaning.
Castings, Forgings, and Machined Metal Parts
Cleaning solvent is combustible. Wear protective goggles and gloves; use only in a well-
ventilated area; avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothes; and do not breathe vapors. Keep
away from heat or flame. Never smoke when using cleaning solvent; the flashpoint is 144°F
(62°C). Failure to follow this warning may result in injury or death to personnel. A fire
extinguisher will be kept nearby when the solvent is used.