Repairs to vinyl encased ballistic insert is
6-15. Proper storage increases the life of the body
armor and preserves its protective qualities. The
following rules for the proper storage of body armor are
6-13. Damaged snap, fasteners, slide fasteners and
simple but important:
velcro fastener tape will be replaced using matching
components and installed in original style and position.
Always clean armor thoroughly before
b. Store the armor plates in the carrier and
secure the waist bands over the front panel with the
Damaged slide fasteners may be replaced with
Velcro tape fasteners.
c. Armor should be stored in a box, carton, or
with intercore removed, may be used to replace
damaged/missing side straps.
d. Carefully cover the stored armor with a
cloth or plastic sheet to keep out dust, dirt and moisture.