3-9. General Repair Procedures (cont).
Solvents are flammable and toxic. Keep away from heat and open
flames. Use in a well-ventilated area. Avoid skin and eye contact
and breathing of vapors.
Use protective goggles and gloves.
Paint strippers can contaminate panel core, adhesive, and sealers.
Do not use paint strippers to remove paint.
Ceiling and floor panel compositions are the same as wall panel
The same method of repair applies to all panels.
Bend edges of puncture in below surface of unbroken face sheet. Do not allow
broken edges to contact opposite face sheet.
Remove loose fragments of foam and dust.
Clean and dry area surrounding puncture using clean cloth soaked with solvent.
Wipe off solvent.
Inject adhesive into puncture.
Apply a bead of adhesive approximately 1/4 inch wide over cuts in face sheet.
Do not smooth out.
Plan application of tape.
Length and width, number of strips, overlaps, and
method of application will affect sealing capability of repair. Each piece of tape
shall extend approximately 1-1/2 inches beyond adhesive. Tape must be applied
to bare clean metal. If width of damaged area exceeds width of tape, overlap
tape strips at least 1/2 inch.
If three or more strips of tape are required, apply
center strip first.
Hold tape taut and apply lightly. Do not apply with rolling motion from end to
end or side to side and do not rub strips into place. Tape strips must tightly
adhere to each other. Rolling, rubbing, and excessive pressure will squeeze
adhesive out from under tape.
Touch up with
3-10. Shelter Assembly.
paint as required (paragraph 3-28).
Shelter Assembly maintenance consists of the following:
Overall shelter assembly inspection (paragraph 3-11).
Drip molding (above door) inspection and repair (paragraph 3-12),
Hand hold (roof) inspection and repair (paragraph 3-13).