Section II. REPAIR PROCEDURES
Materials used in the repair of ponchos and raincoats will be serviceable materials recovered from similar salvaged
items, when authorized or will be new materials as specified in Section III.
13-6. CLASSIFICATION I
Refer to chapter 1 for serviceability classification for the poncho and raincoat.
13-7. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
Prior to repair, each item will be inspected to determine the amount of repair necessary. Repairs will be made as fully as
skills, facilities, funds and local conditions permit.
Repair procedure for the vinyl coated ponchos.
Patching and Maintenance.
Cleaning. Do not machine wash or machine dry the poncho. Wipe soiled ponchos with a clean
cloth, shampoo by hand with a soft bristle brush using warm water and a mild soap synthetic
detergent, and rinse thoroughly. Air dry the ponchos, do not use direct heat, as this will cause the
coated material to dry out and crack.
Do not use a cleaning fluid on vinyl coated fabric.
Patching material shall be as specified in Section III. Select a piece or pieces of patching material of
sufficient size to provide the desired number of patches for application on a given day. This material
shall be given a full coat of tent patching cement on the heavily coated (smoother) side. The cement
shall be allowed to dry until the piece or pieces will permit cutting without fouling of the shears with
cement (about 1 hour).
The cement-coated pieces shall be cut into patches of the desired sizes. Patches shall be large
enough to cover the given damage (tear or wear-through) area and overlap it at least 1/2 Inch (1.30
cm) in all directions.
Corners of the patch shall be rounded.
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