Wipe off all loose dust with a clean cloth.
Toxic adhesive hazard. Use the patching kit adhesive in a well ventilated area only and avoid skin
contact. Failure to do so may result in lightheadedness or a burning sensation to the eyes and skin. In
case of skin contact, wash with soap and water. If vapors become strong, leave the area and allow to
Apply a moderate coat of adhesive (in maintenance kit or per local SOP) directly to the buffed
area on one side of the suit.
Let the adhesive dry for 5 minutes (10 minutes if the temperature is below freezing)
Remove the white backing from the patch
Center the patch over the damaged area with the newly uncovered side down and press firmly in place.
Allow the patch to set, then apply a protective coating of adhesive over the patch and let it harden.
Perform steps f. through j. to apply a patch to the other side of the damaged area of the suit.
Apply a light coat of talc powder to both sides of the patched area to prevent it from sticking to other portions of
Pressure test suit. Refer to paragraph 3-6.4.
3-6.3.2 Patching of uncoated area. abrasions. cracks. crazing and brittle coating.
Lay the suit on a clean smooth surface.
Verify that totally encapsulating suit is repairable.
Defects in suit fabric which do not extend completely through fabric (i.e. expose base fabric cracking,
and brittle coating) may be repaired.
For abrasions marks, scratches, uncoated areas, cracks or brittle coating, patches must extend 1/2 inch
beyond the defect.
A maximum of 20 patches per suit and 8 patches per pattern section ONLY are authorized.
Choose patch of sufficient size to extend at least 1/2 inch on all sides of damaged area.
Clean and dry patch and damaged area with a clean cloth.
Buff patch and damaged area with the abrasive strip found in patch kit.
Wipe off all buffed areas with a clean cloth.
Apply a moderate coat of adhesive (in patch kit or per local SOP) directly to the buffed area on the suit and the
Let the adhesive dry for 5 minutes (10 if temperature is below freezing)
Center the patch over the damaged area and roll or press firmly in place
Allow the patch to set, then apply a protective coating of adhesive over the patch and let it harden
Apply a light coat of talc powder to the patched area to prevent it from sticking to other portions of the suit.
Pressure test the suit. Refer to paragraph 3-6.4.
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