a. Repair grommet as follows:
Remove burns, rough spots, rust, or corrosion from an installed grommet by filling with a file
or by buffing with a crocus cloth.
Reseat a lose grommet using the procedures listed in paragraph b. below.
If fabric area around original grommet has been damaged, repair area by darning using
procedures in WP 0014 00. If darning does not provide an adequate repair, construct a 2
¾-inch by 2 ¾-inch sized reinforcement cloth and fold under ½-inch on all sides. After
removing original grommet, sew cloth to inside with a medium-duty sewing machine, size E
nylon thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch, one row of stitches 1/8-inch from inside edge and the
second row 3/8-inch from outside edge.
b. Replace. Proceed as follows (refer to illustration on following page):
For grommet installation by the hand-held method, refer to steps (3)
through (6), below. For grommet installation by hand-or foot-
operated press, refer to steps (7) through (11), below.
Using a suitable type tool, lift edge of original washer at one point.
Grip lifted washer edge with lineman pliers and roll washer edge back to lift washer from
original grommet. Remove original grommet from material.
Insert barrel of replacement grommet through accommodating hole in material and ensure
grommet flange is located on same side of material as original grommet.