This SAE Standard specifies processes for the cleaning of metal surfaces to remove any extraneous or undesirable material or deposits at any stage of manufacture, storage or service and for the preparation of these surfaces for further treatment. Any necessary stress-relieving treatments are also included. This Standard does not override special preparatory procedures specified in individual Defence Standards, Defence Specifications, DTD Process Specifications, DG Ships Specifications and Naval Defence Standards. It also does not cover cleaning operations associated with the maintenance of internal combustion engines, the preliminary removal of heavy deposits of oil, grease, or dirt accumulated during operational service, preparations for welding and the cleaning of electrical contacts.
Rational AMS03-2A stabilizes this document because this document contains mature technology that is not expected to change and thus no further revisions are anticipated. Stabilized Notice AMS03-2A has been declared "STABILIZED" by AMS Committee B. This document will no longer be updated and may no longer represent standard industry practice. Users of this document should refer any certification issues (e.g. exceptions listed on the certification report) to the cognizant engineering organization for their disposition. NOTE: In many cases the purchaser is not the cognizant engineering organization (i.e. purchaser may be a sub tier supplier).