Section II. REPAIR PROCEDURES
General materials used In the repair of the coat and trousers 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 numbers and item description and shall conform to the appropriate specifications. When not available from
stock, the materials may be purchased locally that conform as closely as possible to the standard material.
15-5. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
Prior to repair operations, each item shall be inspected by qualified personnel to determine the amount of repair
necessary. The following methods shall be observed as fully as skills, facilities, funds and local conditions permit. The
sequence of operations shall be determined by the repairing organizations, 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.
Repair. The following repairs will be accomplished by hand or organizational maintenance.
Replace missing and damaged buttons and loose belt loops.
Iron-on patches. Rips and tears other than stress points (e g crotch seams, pocket seams, pocket flap
seams, etc.) may be repaired by iron-on patches. Any rip or tear closer than ¾ inch (1.91 cm) to any
seam will be repaired by sewing.
Patch size. The iron-on patch shall be cut to the size and shape that it will extend ¾ inch (1.91
cm) in all directions beyond the tear or other damage. Patches will have rounded corners.
Patching procedures for iron-on patches. When patching by hand, iron place patch to the inside
of the garment. The garment may be turned inside out or the patch may be inserted within the
garment, taking care that the patch is centered In the desired position. Trim heavily raveled ends
with scissors. Smooth out the area to be patched so that the tear Is closed or very nearly closed
and so that there will be no wrinkles, folds, seams, or other protrusions under the iron when it is
applied (See figure 15-3.).