Section II. REPAIR PROCEDURES
Materials used In the repair of the shirts shall be serviceable materials recovered from similar salvaged items, when
authorized, or will be new materials as specified in Section III. New materials will be requisitioned from stock under the
stock numbers and/or item description and shall conform to the appropriate specifications. When not available from
stock, the materials may be purchased locally which conform as closely as possible to the standard material.
14-6. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
Prior to repair operations, each item shall be inspected by qualified personnel to determine the amount of repair
necessary. Repair will be made as fully as skills, facilities, funds and local conditions permit. The sequence of
operations shall be determined by the repairing organization, unless otherwise prescribed.
Inspection. Inspect all items to determine the amount of repairs needed and whether such repairs can be
accomplished within the organization, or evacuate to direct support level of maintenance
Cleaning. User will keep garments clean, either by individual laundering in water by hand or machine washing
with a mild soap or detergent or by use of installation laundry facilities.
Organizational Repairs. Repair to be accomplished at organizational level will be hand sewing of rips, tears,
loose seams, and damaged button holes. Replace missing or damaged buttons. Replacement buttons will
match the original buttons in color, design, and size of the type specified in Section III.
Direct Support Maintenance.
Preliminary examination and cleaning. Dirt, mud, dust, spots, stains, and other foreign matter will be
removed with a brush or by laundering. Rotten items will be discarded. Seams will be tested by
grasping the item with both hands and pulling at right angles to the seams. Areas to be repaired shall
be marked with crayon. Non-specification and personal marks shall be erased or obliterated.
Laundry. Shirts shall be processed in laundry facilities in accordance with established practices set
forth in FM 10-280. When such facilities are not available, items shall be laundered by contract with
private industry In accordance with accepted commercial laundry practices.
Stitching and restitching. Use machine sewing wherever possible for all stitching and restitching
of items. Backstitch or bartack all stitching at ends to prevent raveling. Maintain proper thread
tension to prevent loose stitching and to Imbed the lock in the center of the material sewn.
Overlock all thread breaks in overedge stitching not less than ¾ inch (1.91 cm) at each break.