(3) Clean the surface around the tear and
(4) Join seams gradually. Press the surfaces
clean the applicable side of the patch. Apply adhesive
together by moving the finger or thumb along the seam.
as described in paragraph a, above.
Squeeze out all air bubbles from between the adhesive
(4) Join the adhesive surface on the patch to
the adhesive surface of the shelter. Squeeze all air
(5) Roll each six to eight inch section
bubbles from between the adhesive surfaces and use
immediately with the roller provided in the repair kit.
roller with pressure to bond the patch to the fabric. Dust
When the seam is completely joined, reroll the length of
the cemented area with talc or powdered soapstone.
the seam with roller.
d. Repairing Cemented Seams and Re- placing
e. Replacing Repair Patches (patches over-
holes, tears, etc). If a repair patch loosens at the edges,
Repair separated or damaged
cemented seams and parts as follows.
do not remove the complete patch for repair; cut off
(1) Carefully peel the cemented parts to
loose or fringed ends and cover the old patch with a new
separate, keeping the cloth soaked with solvent as the
larger patch as follows.
Note. If old patch is off or is removed, install
parts are peeled apart. Examine the separated parts for
damage and repair damage by patching or replacement,
oversize patch to replace old patch.
before recementing parts.
(1) Repair a one inch patch with a three
(2) Thoroughly clean surfaces to be
patch, a two inch patch with six inch patch and all larger
cemented as described in paragraph a, above.
patches with a patch extending three inches beyond the
(3) Apply adhesive as described in para-
graph a, above. Activate about 10 to 12 inches of the
(2) Clean the area to be cemented and the
adhesive surfaces at a time as described in paragraph a,
applicable side of the patch as described in paragraph a,
above. Allow the activating solvent to evaporate slightly
(3) Apply adhesive and activate adhesive as
(not wet) and press together about six to eight inches of
described in paragraph a, above.
the seam to ensure that no more seam will be joined at a
(4) Install new patch and use roller with
time than has been activated.
pressure to bond patch.
Section VIII. GENERAL RIVET AND INSERT REPAIR
drill bit with the same diameter as the original rivet hole.
The drill must be held perpendicular to the surface to
prevent enlargement or damage to the existing hole. Drill
This section provides organizational maintenance
through just deep enough to sever the rivet head from
personnel with general repair and replacement
instructions applicable to rivets and inserts used in the
(2) Remove any remaining rivet with a pin
punch and remove any burrs from rivet hole.
c. Rivet Replacement. Select a rivet of the
Blind Type Rivet Replacement
proper diameter and length and install as follows.
Note. Proper length of rivet to be used shall be
a. Storage and Handling. Rivets must be stored
determined by measuring the actual thickness of
in the original labeled packages. The packages shall be
material through which the rivet will go and then selecting
kept closed when not in use to prevent dirt, grit, metal
proper grip length per table 2-2. Proper rivet diameter is
chips, etc, from coming in contact with the lubricated
important as blind rivets installed in over- size holes will
not retain the stem satisfactorily. Undersize holes will
b. Removal. Rivets which are damaged or used
for securing a replaceable part shall be removed as
(1) Drill through the center of the rivet. Use a