CHAPTER 2. CARE, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION (Con't)
SECTION III. UNIT MAINTENANCE (Con't)
2-33. INNER TUBE REPAIR PROCEDURES (Con't).
3. Cut damaged material out of tube. Round ends of injury or cut X punctures in a circle.
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.
4. Clean injured area with buffing solvent.
5. Select a patch that will adequately cover injury.
Mark area approximately 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) larger
than the patch.
6. Buff around injury with an abrasive stick or
buffing tool. Buff to size marked in step 5. Do not gouge
tube during buffing.
When using compressed air always wear safety goggles to
prevent dirt and debris from going into eyes. Compressed
air pressure, if used, must not exceed 30 psi (207 kPa).
7. Remove buffing dust with compressed air.
8. Apply one coat of vulcanizing fluid to buffed area of inner
tube and allow to dry for a minimum of 20 minutes.
9. Remove backing from patch. Center patch over injury and
press into place.
10. Thoroughly stitch patch with stitcher, working from center
of patch to outer edges.
11. Remove top coating from patch (if applicable).