Repair hole damage, cuts, tears and
snags that penetrate outer coating and one or more
(a) Use knife and trim away loose,
damaged or blistered outer coating edges (figure 2-24).
(b) Clean damaged area using a dean
cloth (item 16, table 2-11) dampened with acetone (item
3, table 2-11). Wear gloves (item 4, table 2-11).
Ensure all drills are non-sparking.
(c) Buff surface around damage 2 1/4
inches larger in all directions than damaged area (1,
figure 2-27). Use portable drill (2), abrasive arbor,
and/or scotch-brite. Buff only to remove gloss without
excessively reducing outer coating thickness.
Figure 2-27. Buffing Surface 2 1/4 Inches Larger In
(d) Clean buffed area. Use clean cloth
(item 16, table 2-11) dampened with acetone (item 3,
table 2-11). Wear gloves (item 4, table 2-11).
(e) Cut fabric reinforcing patch (1,
figure 2-28) from nylon fabric (item 7, table 2-11) large
enough to overlap damaged area (2), 2 inches in all
Figure 2-28. Fabric Cutting, Overlap Damaged Area
Mix adhesive in accordance with
except do not mix full quantity of
Parts 2 and 3 with Part 1. The full
contents of Parts 2 and 3 can be
mixed together and then used as
necessary (mixed shelf life is 6
months). When mixing Parts 2
and 3 with Part 1, mix only
quantity needed to perform repair.
Mixing ratio is 58.24% of Parts 2
and 3 (mixed together) to 41.76%
of Part i.
(f) Prepare repair adhesive (item 1,
table 2-11) by blending the ingredients of Part 2 and 3
together first and then transfer the mixture of Part 2 and
3 into the can of Part 1. Wear gloves (item 4, table 2-
Unmixed adhesive will not cure.
(g) Stir cement mixture with tongue
depressor (item 5, table 2-11) for approximately 5
minutes. Make certain components are completely
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