Section II. REPAIR PROCEDURES
General materials used in the repair of the shirt 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.
2-5. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF UNIFORMS
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 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. The following repairs will be accomplished by hand or organizational maintenance.
Replace missing or damaged buttons and loose belt loops.
Cement patching of rips and tears. Cement patching of loose seams.
Iron-on patches. Rips and tears other than stress points (e.g., crotch seams, pockets 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.