Repair of Large or Deep Dent.
This task covers:
General Mechanics Automotive Tool Kit
Gloves (Item 1, Appendix D)
Caulking Gun (Item 2, Appendix D)
Caulking Cartridge (Item 3, Appendix D)
Epoxy Resin (Items 4 &5, Appendix D)
Container, Unwaxed (Item 6, Appendix D)
Cloth, Emery (Item 13, Appendix D)
Sandpaper (Item 15, Appendix D)
Fiber Filled Polyester Resin (Item 17,
Cloth, Fiberglass (Item 18, Appendix D)
The following repair procedures are for a 64- to 100-square inch area,
located between structural members. To determine that a large or deep
dent is between structural members, tap area with a small screwdriver
handle. A structural member is identified by a tight, drum-like sound
as opposed to the soft sound of areas between members.
Extensive damage, such as denting or buckling of the exterior shelter
skin (which displaces the opposite shelter skin) generally constitutes
an unrepairable type damage. Follow the procedure in A, B, or C
below to repair a large or deep dent involving only the exterior shelter
Repair. (Figure 4-3)
Perform the procedures contained in paragraph 4-8, steps (1), (2), and (3) using
Figure 4-3, A and B.
Cut a piece of fiberglass cloth that will cover the restored area and extend
approximately two inches around the filled-in dent.
Apply a liberal coating of mixed adhesive (paragraph 4-7. b.(4)) over the
filled-in dent extending approximately two inches around the dent.
Place the fiberglass cloth (C, Figure 4-3) over the coating of mixed adhesive and
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