PANEL, RACK AND WHEELWELL MAINTENANCE.
This task covers:
Repair of Holes and Dents in Panels
and Wheel Wells
Repair of Framework
INITIAL SETUP :
Riveting Tool Set (Appendix B, Item 4)
Welding Set (for Aluminum)
Aluminum Sheet Metal (Patches)
Paint Spraying Equipment
Primer, Zinc Chromate (Appendix F, Item 6)
Paint, Olive Drab (Appendix F, Item 3)
Sealing Compound (Appendix F, Item 7)
All equipment removed from cabinet (para. 2-8)
Remove cabinet from trailer (para. 5-6) if access to repair is restricted.
Repair of Holes and Dents in Panels and Wheel Wells.
(a) Push out all dents. If damage is too great to push out, treat as if it were a hole.
(b) Sand area with sandpaper and refinish with zinc chromate primer (Appendix F, Item 6) and
olive drab paint (Appendix F, Item 3). Refer to TM 43-0139 for proper painting instructions.
Allow paint to dry.
(a) Cut away the affected areas to remove all jagged edges. If metal is bent, straighten.
(b) Sand both sides of the area with sandpaper to remove all sharp edges.
(c) Apply one coat of primer (Appendix F, Item 6) to both sides of the sheet metal. Refer to TM
43-0139 for proper painting instructions. Allow paint to dry.
(d) Cut two patches that are alike. Be sure that they extend at least 1 inch (2.54 cm) over the
edges of the hole all the way around.
(e) Place the patches in position and drill holes not further than 1½ inches (3.81 cm) apart for
mounting the rivets.
Apply one coat of primer (Appendix F, Item 6) to both sides of the patches and allow to dry.