multiple passes of the paint gun are required to obtain total coverage. Paint chips which
expose primer or bare metal are acceptable provided they are not more than 0.25 inches
in diameter and no more than two such paint chips on an adapter. Scratches which expose
primer or bare metal are permissible provided they are no more than 1.5 inches in length
and no more than 10 inches total on an adapter. Bare metal on contact surfaces in areas
inaccessible to paint is permissible.
3.8.3 Parts. All parts shall be free of chips, dirt, grease, rust and foreign material.
The cleaning method used shall not be injurious to any of the parts nor shall any of the
parts be contaminated by the cleaning agents used.
4. QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
4.1 Responsibility for inspection. Unless otherwise specified in the contract or
purchase order, the contractor is responsible for the performance of all inspection
requirements (examinations and tests) as specified herein. Except as otherwise specified
in the contract or purchase order, the contractor may use his own or any other facilities
suitable for the performance of the inspection requirements specified herein, unless
disapproved by the Government. The Government reserves the right to perform any of
the inspections set forth in the specifications where such inspections are deemed
necessary to ensure supplies and services conform to prescribed requirements.
4.1.1 Responsibility for compliance. All items must meet all requirements of
sections 3 and 5. The inspection set forth in this specification shall become a part of the
contractor's overall inspection system or quality program. The absence of any inspection
requirements in this specification shall nor relieve the contractor of the responsibility of
ensuring that all products or supplies submitted to the Government for acceptance comply
with all requirements of the contract. Sampling inspection, as part of manufacturing
operations, is an acceptable practice to ascertain conformance requirements, however,
this does not authorize submission of known defective material, either indicated or actual,
nor does it commit the Government to accept defective material.
4.1.2 General provisions. Unless otherwise specified herein, the provisions of
MIL-A-48078 apply and form a part of this specification. Reference shall be made to
MIL-STD-109 to define quality assurance terms used herein.
4.2 Classification of inspections. The following types of inspections shall be
conducted on this item:
a. First article inspection (See 4.3)
b. Quality conformance inspection (See 4.4)
4.3 First article inspection.
4.3.1 Submission. The contractor shall submit a first article sample as designated
by the Contracting Officer for evaluation in accordance with the provisions of 4.3.2. The
first article sample shall consist of the following items in sample quantities as indicated: