11-6. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE-Continued
If stitching goes through fabric in a critical area of the garment, install
a cement patch over the stitching and apply sealer Apply powdered
talc to inside and outside of garment to prevent repaired portion of
the garment from sticking to other portions of garment
Remove stitching securing damaged buttons to the garment and remove
the button and reinforcing webbing
Apply cement or sealer to both sides of the fabric where the button
was removed and allow to dry
Place new button and reinforcement In position and attach with proper
sewing or tack button machine
Remove plastic slide keeper from braid.
Remove braid from the gusset of the garment.
Measure a new piece of braid of sufficient length from the bulk stock
Install the braid In the gusset.
Install the slide keeper on the braid and tie ends of braid together
(c) Gas mask hood
1. Cleaning. Refer to TM 3-220 for the cleaning and decontamination of the toxico-
logical agents protective hood
Inspect the fabric for holes, rips, cuts, or exposed 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, tie tapes, and shoulder straps for loose ends not
caught in the stitching, cuts and tears, or missing snap fasteners
Patching. Patch a hole 1/2 inch In diameter by use of the toxicological
agents'protective clothing repair kit. A hole that exceeds 1/2 inch In dia-
meter or a rip that does not exceed 3 inches will be patched as described in
sub-paragraph d(1)(b)3.(a). The maximum number of patches allowed
on the gas mask hood is three.