ARMY TM 5-5420-212-23
MARINE CORPS TM 08676A-23/2
2-50. ANTI-SKID COATING
This task covers:
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's, Automotive (GMTK) (1, Appendix B, Section III)
Protective face mask/goggles
Shop Equipment, Common No. 1 (2, Appendix B, Section III)
Epoxy pitch binder EC21 BC, consisting of:
Epoxy base EC21/B and pitch curing agent EC21/C (11, Appendix C)
Fused bauxite grit (12, Appendix C)
Crocus cloth (10, Appendix C)
Stiff bristle brush (5, Appendix C)
Component in upright position on raised flat surface.
Epoxy Pitch Binder EC21BC can cause skin irritation. Avoid contact with hands and face with
both base and curing agent. Apply barrier cream to hands and exposed areas of skin, and wear
protective gloves when mixing and applying. Avoid inhaling vapor - wear face mask.
Consult the Local Environmental Co-ordinator before beginning any painting operation. The
use of some materials may be prohibited locally. Refer to Appendix C for data on
Avoid painting during periods of mist, fog, rain etc., high humidity, or early In the morning, or
when condensation affects the working surface. Ideal conditions are a sunny day or low
humidity and temperature above 55oF.
Patch painting that has to be carried out in unsatisfactory weather conditions to provide
temporary protection, must be removed and re-applied when conditions are satisfactory.
WHATEVER THE CONDITIONS, PAINTING SHALL BE CARRIED OUT WHENEVER IT IS
NECESSARY TO PROVIDE TEMPORARY PROTECTION.
If metal surface is exposed then carry out patch painting in accordance with TM 43-0139,
Painting Instructions for Army Materiel.