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ABS repair kit (TM 10-5410-228-10, Appendix B) contains all the tools and materials
required to repair the ABS.
Lift the damaged assembly from the ABS.
DO NOT cut into ABS when removing Dee Ring patch.
Carefully cut off damaged Dee Ring assembly and loose edges as flush as possible to ABS.
Sealing irons operate at 700 degrees Fahrenheit. Use care to prevent injury to personnel.
Keep flammable items away.
Heat seal repairs may produce toxic fumes. To prevent injury to personnel, use in well
Place sealing iron (1) on sealing block (2). Plug in sealing iron (1) set temperature at 700 degrees
F and heat for 20 minutes.
Adhesives and cleaners are flammable and give off harmful vapors. Use adhesive and cleaner
sparingly and only in well ventilated area. Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors. Keep away
from heat, sparks, open flames. Wear gloves when handling adhesive and cleaner.
Alcohol solvents are flammable and give off harmful vapors. Use solvents sparingly and only
in well ventilated area. Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors. Keep away from heat, sparks,
Perform seal test to ensure sealing iron (1) is operating at the correct temperature (700 degree
F). Place two pieces of fabric on top of sealing block (2). Orientate the fabric to simulate repair
(i.e. green to green, green to white, etc.). Place a piece of silicone release paper (3) on top piece
of fabric. Place sealing iron (1) on the silicone paper (3). Leave a section along the edge
unsealed. Set digital timer (4) for 1.50 seconds.