11-6. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE-Continued
(b) Replacement of tie tapes.
(1) Remove the stitching that secures the tie tapes to the garment, and remove the tie tapes.
2) Measure an undamaged tie tape (to include folds and turn-unders) and cut a length from the elastic
webbing bulk stock
(3) Cut pieces of textile webbing, as required, for reinforcements where snap fasteners are to be Installed.
(4) Single-stitch reinforcements to tie tapes, backstitching at ends of thread.
Install new snap fasteners ((c) below) on the tie tapes where necessary
Position newly fabricated tie tape on the garment, and single-X-bosstitch the tape to the garment
(7) If the stitching goes through the garment at a critical area, cement a patch over the stitching, or patches,
and allow to set
(8) Apply protective coating over the stitching, or patch, on the inside of the garment, and allow to set.
Sprinkle powdered talc on the sealer to prevent adhesion to other parts of the garment
(c) Replacement of snap fasteners.
(1) Place the garment on a hard surface with the barrel of the snap fastener down
(2) With the material held firmly in place, ream out the flanged end of the snap fastener barrel with a drill, and
separate the fastener halves.
(3) Patch or darn the material from which the snap fastener was removed In order to strengthen the material.
(4) Use a hole punch to cut a hole In the proper place In the material for reinstallation of the snap fastener.
The hole should be only large enough for the barrel of the snap fastener to fit snugly.
(5) Insert remaining half of the snap fastener on the barrel and clinch the halves together with the setting tool
or the snap button machine.
(6) Seal a patch over the inside of the snap fastener in order to make the garment leak proof.
(7) If a snap fastener is torn out, clean and roughen up the area to be patched and install a patch on the
outside of the garment to cover the hole left by the missing snap fastener.
Follow procedures In (4) through (7) above to install a new snap fastener.