REPAIR CARGO COVER Continued
Extensive damage between seams is repaired with a seam-to-seam patch. For seam-to-seam
patch repair, do Step 4.
Repair cargo cover with seam-to-seam patch as follows:
Open seam 2 inches (5 cm) beyond damaged area on both sides.
Square off damaged area from seam to seam.
Cut patch 2 inches (5 cm) wider than squared-off section. Allow for 3/4 inch (19 mm) turn-under on sides.
Center patch over cutaway section. Turn sides under and reform double-felled seams at top and bottom.
Finish by stitching patch into place.
Install end clips. Insert strap into ball-type end clip. Flatten clip with hammer.
Install grommets per FM 10-16. Holes punched in the material to receive grommets shall be smaller than outside
diameter of grommet barrel. Clinch grommets firmly without cutting material.
Canvas preservative is flammable. Keep it away from open flame. Keep compound off skin.
Wash well after handling. Use solvent spray precautions.
The cargo cover must be treated with canvas preservative as needed. To apply preservative, do
Apply canvas preservative to cargo cover as follows:
Make sure cargo cover is dry. Remove dirt, oil and grease stains.
Reduce canvas preservative to spray consistency by mixing with cleaning compound.
Apply preservative by spray gun. Operator should wear respirator.
Apply preservative to patches and newly repaired areas.
Allow at least 24 hours for cargo cover to dry.
Install cargo cover (see your -20).
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