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(b) Weld the crack or small tear with stainless steel electrode.
(c) Grind repair area to remove excess weld material.
(d) Paint repaired area according to procedure 2.4.
(2) To repair sheet metal panels of the door when the damage is major:
(a) Remove paint from damaged area.
(b) Carefully flatten damaged metal with hammer, returning metal to original shape as much as
(c) If necessary, remove any badly distorted or weakened metal so that a metal patch can be welded
over the damaged area.
(d) If resulting gap in metal is greater than 1/4" at any point, a metal patch should be cut to fit over the
entire damaged area allowing at least two inch overlap all the way around (Refer to figure 3-2).
(e) Weld patch into place, or, if no patch was used, fill and weld separations in door metal.
(f) Grind repair area to remove excess weld material.
(g) Paint repaired area according to procedure 2-4.
b. Water Test After Repair. After any major repair to an empty container, a stream of water from half-inch nozzle
at 15 psi shall be applied to all joints and seams for at least five seconds. No water entry into container is
permissible after repair.
3-10. Document Holder. The document holder is attached to the right side door assembly with fifteen rivets. It is
welded to the door along the hinge side of the document holder. To prevent water leakage into the container, the riveted
seam is sealed with caulk.
Repair dents and holes in the document holder using the procedures for door repair in paragraph 3-9.
Removal and replacement of document holder gaskets is explained in paragraph 2-8.