11-6. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE-Continued
(2) Toxicological agents protective clothing
This section prescribes the cleaning, Inspection, and repairs to be performed on the
toxicological agents protective clothing
Cleaning and repair will be performed by personnel skilled in the particular trade
to their duties In the maintenance of subject items. Items will be complete,
repair, and free of all defects affecting serviceability
(b) Coveralls and aprons.
Cleaning Refer to TM 3-220 for the cleaning and decontamination of toxicological
protective coveralls and aprons
Inspect the fabric for holes, cuts, rips, or exposed base fabric
Inspect the strapping for proper adhesion to the fabric, blistering (air bubbles)
between the strapping and the fabric, and exposed stitching Probe for tunnels using
the end of a straightened paperclip. Repair tunnels using a syringe and/or needle to
seal/close the damaged area
Inspect the sleeve closure straps, snap fasteners, and hardware for secure
Inspect the slide fastener for damaged scoops, broken or disconnected slider,
missing thong, self-sealing, and ease of operation
Inspect for missing or nonfunctioning snap fasteners, broken or missing belt hook
and eye, and malformed or distorted buckles
Inspect for loose or missing buttons
Inspect for loose or missing tie tapes and adjusting straps
Patching Maintenance Kit, TAP Clothing, NSN 8415-00-889-3654 provides materi-
als and instructions for emergency field repair of TAP clothing items Patch a hole
1/2 inch in diameter by use of the toxicological agents protective clothing repair kit.
hole that exceeds 1/2 inch in diameter or a rip that does not exceed 3 Inches will be
patched as described in subparagraph d(1Hb) 3.(a). The maximum number of
patches allowed on the coveralls or aprons is three per section.
Replacement of tie tapes.
Remove the stitching where the damaged tape is attached to the garment.
Measure an undamaged tape (to include folds and turn unders) and cut a
length from the bulk stock.
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