REPAIR OF SMALL DENT OR DEPRESSION.
The following procedure covers repair of small dents
or depressions in any shelter panel skin (damaged area
not exceeding 2 square in. (12.9 sq. cm) or 0.25 in.
6.4 mm) deep and no evidence of delamination).
Methylethylketone is flammable and toxic and shall
be used only in a well-ventilated area away from all
sparks or open flame.
Gloves should be worn during
Remove all traces of paint from damaged area
with sandpaper (Item 17, Appendix E).
Wipe sanded surface with clean cloth
(Item 5, Appendix E) dampened in solvent (Item 20,
Appendix E) and immediately wipe solvent from
surface with a clean, dry cloth.
Mask sanded surface with masking tape
(Item 22, Appendix E).
Mix small quantity of adhesive (Item 1,
Appendix E) in accordance with manufacturers
Using spatula or putty knife, fill
damaged area with adhesive.
Apply heat using tripod base heat
lamp, Appendix B, Item 16, at 200° F (93.3°C)
for 40 to 60 minutes to fully cure adhesive.
150° F for 4 hours or
75° F for 72 hours.
Sand surface of cured adhesive to
conform to surrounding area.
Remove masking tape and clean repaired surface.
Refinish in accordance with paragraph 4-43.