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Modern military trailers such as USA M416 series and CDN M101 may have been (probably) were pained with CARC paint. CARC is short for Chemical Agent Resistant Coating. This is some nasty stuff that can make you ill.

These links have some good basic information about CARC:
http://www.inetres.com/gp/military/cv/carc.html
http://www.olive-drab.com/od_mvg_camo_carc2.php
http://www.chppmeur.healthcare.hqusareu ... oating.pdf

This paint resists chemical strippers and requires repeated applications. Sandblasting will remove the paint, but should be done by professionals using proper protection.
 

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Well yes, but technically it's polyurethane - like alot of paints. The only thing that makes it special is the pigment count is off-the-chart compared to most (civvy) type polyurethane paints. The pigments help give it that flat rough finish, along with the utilitarian methods of application (spot painting is usually done with a brush) :rotflmao:

I'm not a paint specialist, but I've played with quite a bit of CARC over the years. The name "Chemical Agent..." gives people (even soldiers) the willies :roll: Like any paint, don't sand it without a respirator/dust mask, don't spray it without the CORRECT respirator.
 

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Well yes, but technically it's polyurethane - like alot of paints. The only thing that makes it special is the pigment count is off-the-chart compared to most (civvy) type polyurethane paints.
Not sure I entirely agree with this, but I am not an expert. Maybe it was the pigments that made it the toughest paint I have ever removed. My trailer required repeated applications of paint remover and finally sand blasting. I have restored several autos and have not experienced anything quite like it.

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Like any paint, don't sand it without a respirator/dust mask, don't spray it without the CORRECT respirator.
This is ultimately the point we are trying to make. We have a paint and coatings expect on the board. Maybe he will catch this and post. I have a metallurgist coworker who specializes in coatings. I have him look into it and will post up if he believes if any of the sources I posted overstate any hazards.
 
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