Section III. PASSENGER SERVICE CARS
and all other surfaces or openings where paint may be
detrimental to operation or use, will be masked or
Passenger, troop kitchen, guard, and Army Medical
otherwise suitably protected during painting.
Department cars (ambulance and hospital cars) require
markings will not be applied on railway equipment to be
more careful attention to painting than freight cars, in
used outside the United States. All priming and finish
order to maintain standards of appearance, sanitation,
coats will be applied so that the work, when finished, will
and comfort. The precautionary measures indicated in
present a smooth, uniform coating with good adhesion
over the entire surface. The various paints authorized for
generally applicable to passenger-type equipment, except
use in painting passenger-type railway equipment are
that in most cases additional care is required All glass
Passenger and Army Medical
surfaces (windows, doors, etc.), screwheads, bearing and
Department cars will be painted and stenciled as provided
lubrication oilholes, rubber components, hinge pins, signal
in AR 746-1.
valves, pressure gages, wheels, axles, journal box parts,
Table 14-3. Painting of Ambulance Cars
marks, evidence of poor adhesion, or other deficiencies.
14-7. Application of Materials
Surfaces will be dusted, and a tack rag will be used to
Protective coatings will be applied in thin, even coats.
free them from dust before application of paint. The
Particular care will be used to insure complete coverage
primer coat will be sanded lightly. Tables 14-3, 14-4, and
of corners or other surfaces difficult of access. All bare
14-5 show the type and number of primer and finish coats
and abraded spots in each coat will be touched up. Each
to be applied to the various portions of passenger, troop
coat will be completely dry before the succeeding coat is
kitchen, and ambulance cars.
applied. Each coat will be free from sags, blisters, brush
Table 14-4. Painting of Kitchen Cars