21-5. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE-Continued
Figure 21-3. Preparing A Tear For Patching.
Prewarm the area to be patched by pressing with a household electric dry iron or steam Iron used dry. With Iron
set at the cotton indicator or as high as possible without scorching the fabric, apply the Iron for 5 seconds or
more. Immediately position the patch. Hold the iron on the patch for about 12 seconds. Use no more than a
slight rotating motion of the iron and apply constant pressure Remove the iron and allow patch area to cool In
place about 5 seconds, or long enough so that the patch will not drift off when the garment Is removed from the
Patches that are longer than the Iron may be ironed In sections, starting at the center and completing each
section before moving to the next section. Overlapping of the iron upon previously bonded section is permissible
Carefully trim away any frayed protrusions at the torn edges.
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