CHAPTER 2. CARE, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION (Con't)
SECTION V. GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE (Con't)
2-42. TIRE REPAIR PROCEDURES, SECTION REPAIR WITH PREVULCANIZED
PLUG AND PATCH UNIT TWO INCHES AND UNDER (Con't).
8. After vulcanizing fluid has dried approximately 20 minutes, tee unit can be installed. Lubricate inner
edge of drilled hole with vulcanizing fluid to ensure that patch seats firmly against prepared surface.
Do not let any vulcanizing fluid become trapped under the patch.
9. Pull stem of tee unit with enough force to seat patch firmly against inner liner of tire.
10. Thoroughly stitch patch with stitcher, working progressively from center of patch to edge of patch.
After tee unit has been installed and excess plug length properly trimmed, tire may be
returned to immediate service.
11. Trim excess plug length to 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) above surface of tire.