Section II. REPAIR PROCEDURES
Materials used in the repair of hats, caps, and hood will be serviceable materials recovered from similar salvaged items,
when authorized, or will be new materials which will be requisitioned from stock under the stock number and/or item
descriptions as listed in section III of this manual. When not available from stock, the materials may be purchased
locally when they conform to the standard material.
Refer to chapter 1 for material classification code explanation.
8-7. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
Prior to repair operations, each item shall be inspected to determine the amount of repair necessary. Repairs will be
made as fully as skills, facilities, funds, and local conditions permit.
Cleaning. Thoroughly clean the item of mud or other foreign matter with damp or dry cloth or by scrubbing
with clear water.
Repair. Replace missing or defective buttons.
Direct Support Maintenance.
Cleaning and laundering. Items which cannot be satisfactorily cleaned by brushing will be dry cleaned in
Army dry-cleaning facilities in accordance with established practices set forth in FM 10-280. When such
facilities are not available, items will be laundered by contract with private industry in accordance with
accepted commercial laundry practices. Quarpel treated items such as w/fur and camouflage hat will
require thorough rinsing and removal of cleaning compounds to assure retention of waterproof
Stitching. For illustrations of the various types of stitches used, see Fed-Std-751. The following
types of stitch, thread size, and stitches per inch are to be used as applicable to the repair (table 8-