b. Rivet or Grommet Rips in Travel Covers and Insulated Liner Only (Refer to Figure 3-28) (for repairs
to ABS fabric, reference TM 10-5410-228-10).
To prevent injury to personnel, always wear eye protection when drilling.
Rivet rips are tears in the fabric caused by the fabric ripping away from the attaching
Twist drill size is determined by size of pop rivet used.
Drill out rivet or cut out grommet.
Measure length of damaged area and cut patch large enough to cover damage on top side and
underside and to extend 2-3/4 inches beyond damage on each side.
Turn patch (10) face up and draw a line 3/4 inches from edges on all sides of patch.
Fold edges along chalk line and crease edges (11).
Fold patch (10) in half.
Overlap damaged fabric (12) using folded patch (10) and place fabric (12) and patch (10) on
When sewing patch, be sure to sew through all layers of material.
Sew patch (10) in place by stitching seam (13) around patch (10) 1/8 inch from all edges. Tack
seam (13) by sewing over first stitches by at least 1 inch.
Install new rivet or grommet.
Seal stitches with film tape (reference TM 10-5410-228-10).