13-7. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE-Continued
Stitching table. The following thread sizes, stitches per inch, and types of stitch (as illustrated in Federal
Standard 751) will be used where stitching is required. Refer to table 13-1 for stitching instructions.
Labels. Each raincoat shall have an identification label, an instruction label and a size label conforming to
DDD-L-20. The labels shall show fasteness to laundering.
The identification label shall conform to Type I, Class 1 of DDD-L-20. Caption to read:
RAINCOAT, MAN'S COTTON & POLYESTER, QUARPEL, AG274
The size label shall conform to Type I, Class 2 of DDD-L-20. Caption to include:
one description term, e g "Regular"
one size numeric, e.g. "40"
The instruction label shall conform to Type I, Class 3 of DDD-L-20 and contain the following
LAUNDERING (PREFERRED METHOD)
Spot wash badly soiled areas
Wash in hot water (140°F (60°C)) using detergent
Rinse at least 3 times
Machine spin or squeeze by hand
Machine dry at moderate heat (not to exceed 160°F (71.1°C)) or hang to dry
Press with moderately hot Iron (synthetic setting)
DRY CLEANING (ALTERNATE.METHOD)
Dry cleaning in "Pure" solvent will not reduce water resistance nor will dry cleaning with detergent,
providing the detergent is removed by rinsing.
If poor water resistance is noted after cleaning, rinsing in water followed by drying and pressing will
renew water resistance.
Resizing and federal stock numbers. Resize raincoats according to schedule of sizes and National Stock
numbers listed in table 13-2 after cleaning and repairs have been accomplished. When garments vary in
size from original marking, obliterate old marking and mark proper size with indelible pencil or waterproof
ink. When the measurements do not correspond to a size listed, relabel to nearest breast and back length.
Raincoats in good wearable condition should not be sent to property disposal because measurements are
off fractions of an Inch. Relabel to next lower size.