23-8. CLEANING - Continued
Do not use bleach or starch. Do not dry dean or steam press.
When used, laundry pins shall be secured below the care label on the jacket flap,
and on the trouser elastic waistband.
Always mark the "next laundering" record box prior to any laundering with an
indelible ink market. For field laundry the laundry operation personnel are
responsible for marking the garments.
Use Formula II from FM 10-280 or Formula IV of "Natick Formulas" using warm water (90 to 110 F (32 to 63C)) and
type II detergent. Rinse thoroughly in dean, warm water.
Formula II is used to launder the Chemical Protective Undergarment (CPU). Three ounces of commercially available
quaternary ammonium softener and bacteriostat is added in the second rinse. To reduce shrinkage and strain on the
items, the washer should be fully loaded and stopped during filling and draining. Allow the extractor to reach top speed,
and then shut it off. Be sure the tumbler is fully loaded. Dry the CPU's at a temperature not exceeding 120°F (49°C).
Detergent, type II, 6 oz.
Detergent, type II, 4 oz.
Sour, 2 oz.
Drying. Tumble dry at low temperatures (110F/43C) and REMOVE IMMEDIATELY from the dryer. AVOID
OVER DRYING. To drip dry, remove from water and place on a rust-proof hanger.
Repair and cleaning will be done by personnel skilled in their duties.
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