TM 5-5430-211-13 & P
4-5 PERMANENT REPAIR OF DAMAGE TO TANK BODY - CONTINUED
Trim away any loose threads from the damaged area using scissors.
Mark out a circular or oval area around the tear or cut. A 3 inch overlap must be allowed around the damaged
Buff the marked area with emery paper, hard enough to provide a good bond, but light enough so that the nylon
fabric under the rubber surface will not be abraded.
Cut out a patch the same size and shape as the abraded area.
Buff one side of the patch as above.
Brush off all buffing dust from the tank and patch.
Dry cleaning solvent P-D-680 (Safety or Stoddard's
Solvent) is potentially dangerous. Avoid repeated and
prolonged breathing of vapors and skin contact with
liquid. DO NOT use near open flames, arcing
equipment or other ignition sources. Always wear eye
protection. The flash point of P-D-680 is 100 to 138
degrees F (30 to 59 degrees C).
Wipe both areas with P-D-680 and allow to dry.