3-12. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE-Continued
All frayed edges on coveralls, shirts, trousers, and jackets shall be trimmed to prevent jamming of
the pocket slide fasteners.
Defective top collar of coveralls or shirt may be repaired or replaced using "NOMEX" fabric Thread
shall conform to MIL-T-83193. If basic "NOMEX" materials is not avail- able from appropriate supply
organizations, the use of coveralls or shirt without collar liner Is permissible
It is recommended that new NOMEX material be laundered prior to installation to top collar in
order to soften the fabric and eliminate any possible skin irritation that might occur due to original
SEAMS. Open seams (no restriction to length) shall be repaired by restitching using the same type
stitch and stitches per Inch as the original seam.
BUTTONS. Replace missing or damaged buttons.