Remove the paper backing from the adhesive side of the mending cloth by forming a
crease, scoring the paper with a fingernail, and peeling the paper from the adhesive
coating. Insure the mending cloth is not damaged when scoring the paper backing.
Smooth the canopy material adjacent to the damaged area on the canopy outside and
place the formed mending cloth patch over the damaged area.
Using the edge of a packing paddle or a roller, apply pressure to smooth the patch on.
Apply the duplicate-shape patch to the damaged area on the canopy inside using the
procedures in steps (6) and (7), above. Stitch 1/16-inch in from outer edge of patch using
details of tables 1 and 2.
3. Applying a Miscellaneous Canopy Patch. A miscellaneous canopy patch, which may be irregularly
shaped, is used to repair damaged canopy material when the location of the damaged area requires
the patch to extend into or over a seam, reinforcement, or lateral band. Ascertain the type of patch
required for the canopy, using the details below. Apply a miscellaneous patch to a gore section as
A canopy gore section that cannot be patched with a basic patch as
outlined in paragraph 2, above, will be patched with a miscellaneous
Adhesive nylon parachute mending cloth will not be used in the
construction or application of a miscellaneous canopy patch.
RECTANGULAR PATCH INCLUDING A DIAGONAL SEAM