tape. On larger areas, use a sheet of wrapping or other paper slightly smaller than the part to be masked. Fasten the
paper in place with masking tape, which is a convenient material to mask off irregular outlines. When spraying the engine,
use painting bandages and painting socks instead of masking tape to protect rubber hose, ignition wires, and flexible
tubing. Cut the bandages from closely woven cloth to fit the object to be covered. When calculating the length of the
bandage, allow for hose clamps and similar obstructions. Let the bandage overlap generously. Drawstrings at each end
and a string wrapped around the middle of the bandage and tucked under prevents overspray from striking the protected
object. The painting sock is a cloth bag which fits over the ignition wires and distributor cap and has a drawstring which is
drawn and tied below the distributor cap.
e. Painting. Paint the cleaned and sanded surfaces, using a spray gun or paintbrush. For detailed painting
technique and selection of paint, refer to TM 9-2851.
Section III. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE SERVICES
The operator of the road roller and the organizational maintenance personnel must perform their preventive
maintenance services regularly to make sure the road roller operates well and to lessen the chances of mechanical failure.
a. Inspections. Inspections must be made before operation, during operation, at halt, and after operation, as
described in this section. All inspections of assemblies, subassemblies, or parts must include any supporting members or
connections and must determine whether the unit is in good condition, correctly assembled, secure, or excessively worn.
Any mechanical condition which may result in further damage to the unit must be corrected before the equipment is
(1) The inspection for "good condition" is usually an external visual inspection to determine whether the unit is
damaged beyond safe or serviceable limits, or to determine if it is in such a condition that damage will result
from the operation. The term "good condition" is further defined as not bent or twisted; not chafed or
burned; not broken or cracked; not bare or frayed; not dented or collapsed; not torn or cut; adequately
(2) Inspection of a unit to see that it is "correctly assembled" is usually an external visual inspection to
determine whether it is in normal assembled position in the equipment.