CHAPTER 2. CARE, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION (Con't)
SECTION III. UNIT MAINTENANCE (Con't)
2-32. TIRE REPAIR PROCEDURES - COMPLETE TIRE REPAIR (Con't).
Step 7 is critical. Filling the injury prevents moisture or dirt from entering tire and
deteriorating the plies. Dirt draws additional moisture that could lead to belt
8. Fill injury with plug material in repair kit (item 78, Appendix C) or plugs from repair kit (Item 77,
Appendix C). If plug is used, remove and buff head of plug even with inner liner and/or tread.
Use vulcanizing fluids and cleaning fluids in a well-ventilated area. Read all
WARNINGs and CAUTIONs on containers. Prolonged inhalation of fumes could
cause health hazards.
9. Center patch over injury and press it lightly into place.
10. Using a stitcher, stitch patch down thoroughly from center of patch to edges.
11. Check repair to ensure that seal is complete.