19-5. INSPECTION AND CLEANING
PASGT Helmet. Inspect the PASGT helmet for split or cut rubber edging, chipped paint, raised or abraded fibers, cuts,
delamination, blistering, pitting or slight indentations, loose or missing hardware on suspension system or chin strap.
There is no restriction on size of chipped area o be repaired. Inspect suspension bands for tears, pulled or ripped
stitching, and for cleanliness. Replace defective items. See Section IV for ordering replacement parts. Clean the
helmet shell by washing it with mild soap and warm water, rinse, and air dry thoroughly. Clean head band, suspension
system, and chin strap by scrubbing them with a cloth and warm soapy water. Rinse them well and allow them to air dry.
19-6. ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE
(1) Sand chipped area slightly before touch up painting, making sure not to cause any raised fibers. Clean
area with a cloth.
(2) Brush on one coat of the paint listed in Section IV.
(3) Sprinkle a small amount of silica sand or walnut shell flour (Section IV) on the freshly painted area until
the quantity of sand or walnut shell is equal to that in the original finish.
(4) Lightly apply a second coat of paint to cover the unpainted particles and allow the area to dry at least
(5) Install a new suspension system and chin strap as described in Figure 19-1.
(6) Examine the inside and outside surfaces of the helmet shell for raised or abraded fibers, cuts, pitting or
slight indentations. If it is determined that the above defects are limited to the outside plies only (on the
inside and outside of the shell), and the defects do not extend beyond one ply deep, then the helmet
shell can be repaired. If damaged extends beyond one ply deep, then the helmet shell is not
serviceable. Repair of the above defects is accomplished by the following procedures:
(a) Remove paint around the immediate area of damage, making sure not to cause additional raising
(b) Wipe clear with cloth to remove dirt and dust particles.
(c) Apply one coat of epoxy adhesive cited in Section IV to sufficiently cover damaged area. Let
(d) After epoxy has cured, sand lightly and blend smoothly into shell.
(e) Apply second coat if required.
Apply paint as described in (1) through (4) above.
(g) For damage on the inside surface of the helmet shell, follow steps (b), (c), (d), and (e) above.
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