3-5. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF BODY ARMORContinued
Do not use dry cleaning solvents, gasoline, or similar products to clean the
(2) Spot removal.
Do not clean vest with any solutions if vinyl casing is damaged. Apply a
warm water and soap (or deterent) solution to the soiled area. Rub or brush
the area vigorously to wet and loosen the soil. Rinse thoroughly with warm
water and air dry the vest away from heat or open flame. Minor stained areas
remaining after cleaning are not cause to down grade an item from condi-
tion code B to condition code F.
(3) Outer Shell.
(a) Remove the vinyl casing and bal-
listic insert by opening the bottom
seam (1) on the back panel of the
CAUTION: CARE SHOULD BE
EXERCISED TO AVOID
DAMAGING THE VINYL
vest and then pull the outer shell
over the casing with insert, taking
care not to damage the compo-
nents. The seam may be opened
by cutting the stitching threads
with a sharp edge tool, taking care
not to cut the cloth or vinyl casing.