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|Updated CARC Application Spec Now Available |
Mil-DTL-53072D Detail Specification entitled "CARC System Application Procedures and Quality Control Inspection",
was recently updated and released on December 20, 2010. This specification makes for interesting reading for all who either specify CARC coatings or apply them. It contains the basic procedures and good practices for all aspects for applying these paints from cleaning procedures prior to painting, to outlining which primers go with which topcoats, and to even listing touch-up procedures for making repairs of completed paint jobs. The document is 31 pages of interesting information including these little known facts:
- primer 23377 is acceptable for both aluminum and steel. Mil film thickness is increased to 0.8-1.2 mils for steel instead of the usual 0.6 - 0.9 mils for aluminum.(Table II, page 8).
- for CARC topcoat, where Aircraft Black, color # 37038, is specied for use, Black, color # 37030 is authorized to be used in its place.(CARC process notes, page 22).