(a) Select the proper tools and materials from the canvas repair kit.
(b) Apply the cement patch to the damaged area by following the procedures in TM 10-269.
(3) Replacement. If the tent is damaged beyond repair, replace it with a serviceable one.
4-9. Tiedown Strap End Clip
. Inspect the end clips (4, fig. 1-1) for cracks, corrosion, and insecure mounting.
b. Cleaning. Use a damp, soapy cloth to remove the corrosion from the end clips.
(1) Cut the tiedown strap (3) behind the damaged end clip. Cut any frays from the cut end of the tiedown strap.
(2) Place a new end clip on the tiedown strap and flatten the end clip with a hammer.
Be certain the end clip is mounted securely on the tiedown strap.
4-10. Securing Lines
. Inspect the securing lines (7, fig. 1-1) for dirt, cuts, frays, deterioration, and insecure mounting.
b. Cleaning. Wash the securing lines in a mild soap and water solution.
(1) Cut the securing line above the damaged area.
(2) Place a serviceable tent slip (8, fig. 1-1) on the securing line.
(3) End-whip the securing line by following the procedures in TM 10-269.
(4) Tie an overhand knot in the end of the securing line.
(1) Remove the damaged securing line from the tent.
(2) Place a new securing line through the dee rings (11 and 14, fig. 1-1).
(3) Place a serviceable tent slip on each end of the securing line and tie an overhand knot in each end of the
4-11. Tent Support
. Inspect the tent support (fig. 1-2) for chipped paint, corrosion, and broken
or missing parts.
b. Cleaning. Use a soap and water solution and a wire brush to remove dirt and corrosion from the tent support.
(2) If the tent support is damaged beyond repair, replace it with a serviceable one.
d. Spot Painting.
(1) Clean the tent support by following the procedures in b above.
(2) Apply one coat of primer to the unpainted surface and allow it to dry.
(3) Apply one coat of semigloss enamel over the primer and allow it to dry.
4-12. Ridge Assembly
(1) Inspect the ridge assembly (3, fig. 1-2) for bends, dents, and chipped paint.
(2) Inspect the eyebolts (4) for damaged threads, cracks, and insecuremounting.
(3) Inspect the eyebolt chains for broken links and insecure mounting.
(4) Inspect the toggle pins (2) for bends, breaks, broken or missing locks, and insecure mounting.
(5) Inspect the toggle pin chains for broken links and insecure mounting.
b. Cleaning. Use a soap and water solution to remove any foreign matter from the ridge assembly.
(1) Remove the eyebolts (4, fig. 1-2) from the braces (5).
(2) Remove the toggle pins securing the leg assemblies to the ridge assembly and remove the leg assemblies.
(3) Install a serviceable ridge assembly by reversing the procedures in (1) and (2) above.
e. Repair and Replacement of Components.
(a) Use the proper tools to remove any dents or bends from the ridge.
(b) If the ridge cannot be repaired, replace the ridge assembly (d above) with a serviceable one.
(2) Eyebolt and chain assemblies.