Section II. REPAIR PROCEDURES
Materials used in the repair of coats and overcoats shall be serviceable materials recovered from similar salvaged Items
when authorized, or will be new materials as specified in Section III. New materials will be requisitioned from stock under
the stock number and/or item description and shall conform to the appropriate specification. When not available from
stock, materials may be purchased locally that conform as closely as possible to the standard material.
Refer to chapter 1 for serviceability classification of coats and overcoats.
9-6. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
Prior to repair operations, each item shall be inspected by qualified personnel to determine the amount of repair
necessary. The following methods shall be observed as fully as skills, facilities, funds, and local conditions permit. The
sequence of operations shall be determined by the repairing organization, unless otherwise prescribed.
Inspection. Inspect all items to determine the amount of repairs needed and whether such repairs can be
accomplished within the organization, or evacuate to direct support level of maintenance.
Repair. Repairs to be accomplished by hand sewing at organizational maintenance are limited to replacing
missing or damaged buttons and attaching loose belt loops Replacement buttons will match the original buttons
in color, design, and size of the type specified in Section III.
Cleaning. Remove dirt, dust, and other foreign matter by brushing. Stains in wool coats and overcoats should
be removed in accordance with table 9-4.
d. Direct Support Maintenance.
(1) Preliminary examination and cleaning Dirt, mud, dust, spots, stains, and other foreign matter shall be
removed with a brush or by laundering. Mildew and rotten Items shall be discarded. Seams shall be
tested by grasping the item with both hands and pulling at right angles to the seam. Areas to be repaired
shall be marked with crayon. Nonspecification and personnel marks shall be erased or obscured.
Cleaning (dry-cleaning). Items that require dry-cleaning and/or mothproofing will be processed in Army
dry-cleaning facilities in accordance with item label instructions. When such facilities are not available,
items shall be dry-cleaned by contract with private industry in accordance with accepted commercial dry-