Table 4-4. Finishing Systems
near as possible the original finish requirement. The
also to the floor fabric.
color of touched up areas shall be reasonably close to
(5) Press the patch over the trimmed damaged area
that of the surrounding area.
and work out any trapped air bubbles.
c. Repair to Honeycomb Panel with Damage to Both
Surfaces. Damage to panel which penetrates both
The patch should be laid on gradually.
surfaces shall be repaired using .procedure given in
one side on the other, or from the
paragraph b. above. Both facings shall be repaired.
center to the edges. to minimize the
Repair to Fabric Floor Covering.
possibility of entrapped air. Use two
damaged or worn floor fabric as follows: (I) With a sharp
men to apply patches larger than four
knife cut a square area from around damaged or worn
inches. (10.16 cm) one to hold the top
edges up and away from prepared
surface while the other starts applying
If aluminum facing or honeycomb core
patch evenly and smoothly from the
is damaged, repair using procedures
bottom. This will prevent the patch
given in paragraph b., steps (I)
from wrinkling and forming air
through (5), (9) and (10). Do not
install doubler plate in order to assure
(6) Cover the seams of the repaired area with
a smooth surface.
mylar tape (supplied with repair kit):
(2) Peel away damaged flooring.
e. Repair to Damaged Honeycomb Panel Edging
removed flooring as a template and cut a new section
(Closeouts). Repair damaged panel edging as follows:
using the flooring fabric supplied in the repair kit.
(1) Remove the damaged phenolic edging with a
(3) Thoroughly clean the repair area with emery
sharp knife to cut away from honeycomb core, using
cloth and a clean, lint-free cloth soaked in methyl-ethyl-
care to prevent damage to honeycomb core and
aluminum facing edge.
(4) Apply a thin coat of the one part adhesive,
(2) Cut a section of phenolic edging the same
supplied with the repair kit, to the floor surface and
size as the damaged area and apply a thin coat of the
two ports adhesive to the phenolic edging back.
(3) Press the edging firmly in place and allow to
cure for a minimum of 8 hours.
Section XIV. MAINTENANCE OF EXPANDABLE SHELTER REPAIR KIT
4-52. Replacement of Components of Repair Kit
This section provides instructions for replacement of
Components of the repair kit should be replaced as
those items considered as part of the expandable shelter
soon as possible after use in order to maintain a
repair kit. The Components of the repair kit are stowed
complete kit at all times. See tabulated data. paragraph
in a plywood box assembly 24 inch x 16 inch x 16.5 inch
(60.96 cm x 40.64 cm x 41.'91 cm) and are listed in the
the repair kit.