Extensive damage between
repaired with a seam-to-seam
seam-to-seam patch repair, do steps 26
Open seam 2 inches (5 cm) beyond damaged
area on both sides.
Square off damaged area from seam to
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.
For webbing and reinforcement repair, do
steps 31 and 32.
Install webbing and reinforcements. Machine
stitch a rectangular pattern 1/8 inch (3 cm)
in from the edges, a set of stitches 1/8 inch
(3 mm) in from end stitchings, and diagonal
stitches from corner to corner.
Attach all leather reinforcements. Use the
same stitching method used for webbing.
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.
Install line loops in fastener flaps. Use
hand-sewn, overcast stitch. See FM 10-16
for overcast stitch and information on hand
Install netting. Use machine stitching.
The tent should be treated, as needed.
Use sealing compound that is textile,
paste form and fire, water, weather and
mildew resistant. To use sealing com-
pound, do steps 37 thru 42.
Sealing compound is flam-
mable. Keep it away from
open flame. Keep com-
pound off your skin. Wash
well after handling. Use sol-
vent spray precautions.
Make sure tent is dry. Remove dirt, oil and
Erect tent (see your -10).
flammable. Always use in
an open area with good air
flow, away from sparks,
h e a t o r
Do not breathe
vapors. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and
clothes. If you get dizzy while using
solvent, breathe fresh air and get medical
help. If solvent gets on hands, wash them.
If solvent gets in eyes, flush eyes with
fresh water and get medical help
Keep fire extinguisher
Reduce paste to spray consistency by mixing
with dry cleaning solvent.
Apply compound by spray gun. Operator
should wear respirator.
Apply compound to patches and newly
Allow at least 24 hours for tent to dry.
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