3-12. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE - Continued
Coveralls, Stock numbers of the coveralls are listed in Table 3-17
Repair of the "NOMEX" flying coveralls, shirts or trousers, shall be restricted to open seams, holes or
tears, not in excess of 4 inches (10.16 cm), replacement of hook and pile/slide fasteners. Thermal
protection is reduced as coverall fabric becomes thin or excessively worn. Garment shall be
condemned when it no longer provides the thermal protection of the soldier. Final determination
shall be made by qualified maintenance personnel.
Attachment of organizational insignias is permissible. Method of attachment is a command
option. If sewn, use thread MIL-T-83193.
Attachment of Velcro tape for garter restraint system is MAJCOM option. If attached, sew, using
Thread used for all repairs shall conform to Specification MIL-T-83193, National Stock No. 8310-
00-405-2252 (color sage green).
HOLES. Small holes or tears, not in excess of 1/2 inch (1.27 cm), may be mended and/or darned on
a sewing machine. Care shall be taken to prevent bunching or piling of stitchings. To repair holes
larger than 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) but less than 4 inches (10.16 cm), use patches shall be "NOMEX"
fabric, NSN 8305-00-406-7449, color sage green.) Cut a piece of matching material at least 1 inch
(2.54 cm) larger than the damaged area. Turn the edges of the patch under 1/4 inch (0.635 cm),
center the patch on the underside of the hole and sew the patch 1/16 to 1/8 inch, (0.063 to 0.125 cm)
from the folded edge. (Use stitch type 301 and 10-12 stitches per inch.) Turn the material and cut
out the damaged area to form a square or rectangle. Cut diagonals 1/4 inch (0.635 cm) long at each
corner of the square or rectangle. Turn the raw edges (as far as the diagonal will permit) under.
Finish the repair patch by sewing a seam 1/16 to 1/8 inch (0.063 to 0.125 cm) from the edge of the
fold. Patches not to exceed four each per coverall, jacket, shirt, or trousers.
HOOK AND PILE FASTENER. Any damaged hook and pile fastener tape may be replaced. Tapes
shall conform to Type I, Specification MIL-F-21840, and sized to Table 3-15. Tapes shall be
replaced as originally installed. Replacement hook and pile name plates, cut to size are available
under National Stock No. 8315-00-403-1285 (color-sage green).
SLIDE FASTENER. Defective or nonoperative slide fasteners shall be replaced. Installation shall
be in the same manner as the original fastener. Refer to Table 3-16 for CWU- 27/P coverall (sage