5-10. Wall and Ceiling Panels.
This task covers:
General Mechanics Automotive Tool Kit
SC 5180 -90-CL-N26
Electronic Equipment Shelter Tool Kit TK-144/G
Cheesecloth (item 9 or 10, Appendix D)
Gloves (Item 12, Appendix D)
Goggles (Item 38, Appendix D)
General Safety Instructions
Aluminum, Unpainted (Item 7 or 8} Appendix D)
Sandpaper, Grit Nos. 40,60 and 80
(Items 26,27 and 28, Appendix D)
Solvent (Item 37, Appendix D)
Insulation, Rigid Urethane Foam (Item 15,
Blind Pop Rivets, Various Sizes and Types
Adhesive (Items 2,3,4 or 5, Appendix D)
Sealer (Item 29 or 30, Appendix D)
Adhesives and solvents are flammable and toxic.
Keep away from heat and open flames. Avoid eye
and skin contact and breathing of vapors. Use in a
well-ventilated area. Use protective goggles and
gloves. Use in accordance with manufacturers
Drilling, sawing, and filing create metal chips which
may enter eyes and cause serious injury. Eye
protection is required.
Repair. (figure 5-5)
Paint strippers can contaminate panel core, adhesive and sealer. Do not use paint
strippers to remove paint.
RFI/EMI shielded shelters should not be operated until a permanent patch has been
The following procedures shall be used to repair large punctures with foam core damage.
All punctures must be patched immediately to prevent water intrusion and/or radiation
leakage (shielded shelters). Dents without punctures do not require patching. However,
if bare metal is exposed, touch up with paint (para 5-5).
Wall and ceiling sandwich panels are alike in composition and construction. Repair
procedures are the same for both. If floor panel damage is too extensive to patch as
described in paragraph 4-10, refer the shelter to higher maintenance level.