If applicable, restencil informational data or gore number according to procedure in WP
b. The parachute mending cloth patch. A second method of applying a basic patch is by use of 36-
inch wide adhesive nylon parachute mending cloth. Patching limitations as outlined in this WP
above, shall be adhered to. Apply a parachute mending cloth patch as follows:
Age for the nylon parachute mending cloth, prior to application, is
three years from the date of adhesive coating which is marked on
each roll of mending cloth. Use no more than two mending cloth
patches on a canopy.
Lay out the canopy with the damaged area exposed.
To facilitate the application of the mending cloth patch, place a ½-inch by 20-inch by 20-
inch smooth wooden board or similar smooth, hard-finished, rigid material, except
paperboard, under the damaged area.
Trim the ragged, frayed, or severely burned areas of the canopy cloth to provide a smooth
area for patch application.
Using an authorized marking aid of contrasting color, mark a square triangle or rectangle,
as applicable, around the damaged area.
Measure and cut lengths of the mending cloth to achieve the shape and size of the intended
patch. Cut the patch to provide and overlap of the damaged area using the specifics in
table 3. Round off patch corners. Patches will be prepared in duplicates to allow for
application on the inside and outside of the canopy.