Section II. REPAIR PROCEDURES
Materials used in the repair of coats, skirts and slacks 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 number and/or item description and shall conform to the appropriate specification. When not available
from stock, materials may be purchased locally that conform as closely as possible to the standard material.
Refer to Chapter 1 for serviceability classification of coats, skirts and slacks.
18-6. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
Prior to repair operation 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 organization, unless otherwise prescribed.
a. 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.
b. Repair. Repairs to be accomplished by hand sewing at organizational maintenance are limited to replacing
missing or damaged buttons and attaching loose belt loops. Replacement buttons will match the original
buttons in color, design and size, of the type specified in Section III
c. Cleaning. Remove dirt, dust, and other foreign matter by brushing. Stains in wool coats, skirts and slacks
should be removed in accordance with table 18-5.
d. Direct support maintenance.
(1) Preliminary examination and cleaning. Dust, mud, dirt, spots, stains, and other foreign matter shall be
removed with brush or by laundering. Mildew and rotten Items shall be discarded. Seams shall be tested
by grasping the item with both hands and pulling at right angles to the seam. Areas to be repaired shall be
marked with crayon. Nonspecification and personnel marks shall be erased or obscured.
(2) Cleaning (drycleaning). Items that require drycleaning and/or mothproofing will be processed in Army
drycleaning facilities in accordance with label instructions. When such facilities are not available, items
shall be drycleaned by contract with private industry in accordance with accepted commercial drycleaning