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Our DoD military customers have requested National Stock Numbers (NSN) for ordering obliterating paint. Based on our research, many obliterating paint documents have been either deleted without a superseding document or all eventually directing users to one document, a Commercial Item Description (CID), A-A-208B. Please notice this document offers paints that are CARC container compliant in accordance with FED-STD-595. The document includes a list of NSNs for paint that can be used for obliterating markings. View A-A-208B, Ink, Marking, Stencil, Opaque. NOTE: CID A-A-208B, TYPE III are for aerosol cans only.MIL-STD-129, paragraph 4.2.1.3 states, 'Any quick drying, opaque lacquer, ink, enamel, or paint that approximates the color of the container shall be used for the obliteration of markings.' This means you may order any paint, as specified by MIL-STD-129, to obliterate the marking from non-CARC containers.MIL-STD-129, paragraph 4.2.1.3 also states: "When obliterating CARC painted marking on metal reusable containers, paint conforming to MIL-DTL-64159 or MIL-DTL-53039, Green 383, paint chip color 34094 or Tan 686A, paint chip color 33446 of FED-STD-595, shall be used. Green shall be used on green or green camouflage and tan shall be used on tan or desert sand camouflage colored containers." Below is a list of approved National Stock Number (Color) to meet the requirement above. NOTE: Many of these NSNs are kits.

LIST OF OBLITERATING PAINT NATIONAL STOCK NUMBERS

 
MIL-C-46168
NSN ITEM NAME COLOR UNIT OF ISSUE
8010-01-160-6741* Polyurethane Coating Green 383 (34094) KT, 1.25 Quarts Type 2
8010-01-162-5578* Polyurethane Coating Green 383 (34094) KT, 1.25 Quarts, Type 2
8010-01-160-6741* Polyurethane Coating Green 383 (34094) KT, 1.25 Quarts, Type 2
8010-01-442-4300* Polyurethane Coating Green 383 (34094) KT, 1.25 Gallons, Type 4
8010-01-260-0911* Polyurethane Coating Green 383 (34094) KT, 1.25 Gallons, Type 4
8010-01-160-6742* Polyurethane Coating Green 383 (34094) KT, 5 Gallons, Type 2
8010-01-260-0912* Polyurethane Coating Green 383 (34094) KT, 5 Gallons, Type 4
8010-01-160-6743* Polyurethane Coating Green 383 (34094) KT, 55 Gallons, Type 2
8010-01-260-0910* Polyurethane Coating Tan 686A (33446) KT, 1.25 Quarts, Type 2
8010-01-306-9680* Polyurethane Coating Tan 686A (33446) KT, 1.25 Gallons, Type 4
8010-01-260-0908* Polyurethane Coating Tan 686A (33446) KT, 5 Gallons, Type 2
8010-01-260-0909* Polyurethane Coating Tan 686A (33446) KT, 5 Gallons, Type 2
MIL-C-53039
NSN ITEM NAME COLOR UNIT OF ISSUE
8010-01-229-7546* Polyurethane Coating Green 383 (34094) QT, 1 Quart can
8010-01-229-9561* Polyurethane Coating Green 383 (34094) GL, 1 Gallon can
8010-01-467-0368* Polyurethane Coating Green 383 (34094) GL, 1 Gallon can
8010-01-229-7547* Polyurethane Coating Green 383 (34094) GL, 5 Gallon can
8010-01-435-2129* Polyurethane Coating Green 383 (34094) GL, 5 Gallon can
8010-01-467-0370* Polyurethane Coating Green 383 (34094) GL, 5 Gallon can
8010-01-232-8514* Polyurethane Coating Green 383 (34094) GL, 45 Gallon drum
8010-01-467-0371* Polyurethane Coating Green 383 (34094) GL, 55 Gallon drum
8010-01-276-3638* Polyurethane Coating Tan 686 (33446) QT, 1 Quart can
8010-01-467-0371* Polyurethane Coating Tan 686 (33446) GL, 1 Gallon can
8010-01-276-3639* Polyurethane Coating Tan 686 (33446) QT, 1 Gallon can
8010-01-468-9131* Polyurethane Coating Tan 686 (33446) GL, 5 Gallon pail
8010-01-276-3640* Polyurethane Coating Tan 686 (33446) QL, 5 Gallon can
8010-01-276-3641* Polyurethane Coating Tan 686 (33446) GL, 45 Gallon drum
8010-01-468-9138* Polyurethane Coating Tan 686 (33446) GL, 55 Gallon drum
FED-STD-595
NSN ITEM NAME COLOR UNIT OF ISSUE
8010-00-313-7213 Paint, Latex Tan GL, 1 Gallon can
NOTES:
  1. Approved paints for obliterating CARC container markings are designated with an '*' asterisk.
  2. Color number in parenthesis, Green 383 (34094), references the color number within FED-STD-595.
  3. Color number in parenthesis, Tan 686 (33446), can be found in DLIS or FED LOG.
  4. Some National Stock Numbers (NSNs) above are available as kits only.
  5. Documents cited above are available for free downloaded at the ASSIST web site. FED-STD-595 is only available in hard copy and comes complete with paint chips to ensure colors are accurate.
  6. More NSNs for obliterating paints are available on FED LOG and DLIS
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