11-6. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE-Continued
(10) Cement and strap the outside of the wristlet raw edge with 1-1/4 +1/8
inch (3.17 + 0.318 cm) wide strapping, overlapping the ends 1/2 to 5/8
Inch (1.27 to 1 59 cm) at the seam of the sleeve.
(11) Apply a coating of protective coating to all the edges of the cemented
repair to seal them effectively. Apply a second coating after the first
one dries thoroughly.
(c) Gas mask hoods (full and limited protection).
1. Cleaning Refer to TM 3-220 for the cleaning and decontamination of the rocket
fuel handlers' protective hoods
Inspect the fabric for holes, rips, cuts, or exposed base fabric.
Inspect the strapping for proper adhesion to the fabric, blistering (air bub-
bles) between the strapping and the fabric, and exposed stitching.
(c). Inspect the draw cords and shoulder straps for loose ends not caught in the
stitching, cuts, tears, and missing snap fasteners and slides
Inspect for malformed, distorted, or missing buckles.
Inspect the facepiece for cuts, scratches, strains, clearness, loose or missing
screws and nuts, and broken or missing cork reinforcement.
(a). Patching. Patch a hole 1/4 Inch In diameter or a rip 2 inches (5 08 cm) In
length by use of the rocket fuel handlers' impermeable repair kit. A hole
that exceeds 1/4 Inch (O 635 cm) In diameter or 2 inches (5.08 cm) in
length, but does not exceed 3 inches (2.62 cm), will be patched as described
In subparagraph (b)3(a). The maximum number of patches allowed on the
protective hood is three.
(b). Replacement of tie tapes.
(1) Separate the fabric where the tie tape Is attached to the hood and
separate the tie tape from the fabric Remove the keeper from the
(2) Measure an undamaged tie tape (to include folds and turn unders)
and cut a length from the bulk stock.
(3) Place the keeper on the new tape and cement the end of the tape to
(4) Fabricate a new strap end from bulk material If the strap end Is dam-
aged. Install a new snap fastener as described in subparagraph (b)3(c)
(5) Install the new tie tape on the hood (sewing or cementing as required)
and cement the fabric.
(6) Apply protective coating over the stitching or patch on the inside of
garment and allow to set Sprinkle powdered talc on the sealer to pre-
vent adhesion to other parts of the hood.
(c) Replacement of snap fasteners.
(1) 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 fastener
(2) Install a new snap fastener as described In subparagraph (b)3(c).
(3) Seal a patch over the inside of the fastener In order to make the hood leakproof.