01 March 2005
corrosion products from small avionic components.
For example, printed circuit board (PCB) edge
connector pins, small avionic structural components.
Prolonged breathing of vapors from organic
This abrasive unit should not be used on plated
solvents or materials containing organic
solvents is dangerous. Refer to DOD Instruction
6050.5LR. When in doubt, contact the local
a. Mono-Basic Sodium Phosphate, AWWA-B504
material for use in the Mini-Abrasive Unit.
Chemical paint removers are toxic to skin,
eyes, and respiratory tract. Avoid skin and eye
b. The Portable Mini-Abrasive Unit shall be operated
contact. Use only with adequate ventilation.
only in a Blast Cleaning Cabinet. The monobasic
Emergency eye wash unit required.
sodium phosphate abrasive may contaminate other
equipment and components if allowed to blow freely
into the surrounding shop.
Epoxy Paint Removers are harmful to rubber
4-2.2.3. Hand-Held Abrasive Tool. This unit is used
a n d plastic products, including wiring
with a Blast Cleaning Cabinet to remove corrosion
insulation. Exercise care to avoid contact with
products from avionic equipment structures and
such surfaces. Mask those adjacent areas
which are not to be stripped with Pressure
Sensitive Tape, A-A- 59298.
a. Glass Beads, MIL-G-9954 (Volume IV or V,
Chapter 2), are the specified abrasive material for use
4-2.2.4. Chemical Paint Removers. Epoxy Paint
in the hand-held abrasive tool.
shall be used to chemically remove paint and may be
b. The Hand-Held Abrasive Tool shall be operated
applied by brush. When used, care should be exercised
only in a Blast Cleaning Cabinet. The glass beads may
in handling to avoid contact with the skin. The directions
contaminate other equipment and components if
on the container should be followed to ensure safe
allowed to blow freely into the surrounding shop.
handling and best results. Air Force personnel should
refer to TO 1-1-8 for authorized chemical paint
removers. Whenever a chemical paint remover has
been used, the surface should be thoroughly washed
with fresh water and detergent prior to any paint