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DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE
24-FOOT DIAMETER TROOP CHEST RESERVE (T-10R) PARACHUTE AND THE MIRPS
SEARING AND WAXING
THIS SECTION COVERS:
Knife, Hot Metal (Item 15, WP 0044 00)
Pot, Melting (Item 29, WP 0044 00)
Beeswax, Technical (Item 3, WP 0057 00)
Wax, Paraffin (Item 45, WP 0057 00)
92R (10) Parachute Rigger
Cotton tape, webbing, or cord will not be seared.
Fabric materials such as cord, tape, and webbing that are cut for
use in the maintenance of parachutes will normally be heat-seared
or dipped in a melted wax mixture, as applicable, to prevent the
material from fraying or unraveling. However, in some instances the
preparation of the material may not be necessary and will be
The cut ends of nylon tape, webbing, and cord lengths may be prepared by heat-searing which is
performed by pressing the raw end of the material against a hot metal surface (knife) until the nylon has
melted sufficiently. Avoid forming a sharp edge or lumped effect on the melted end.
The fraying or unraveling of cotton or nylon tape, webbing, and cord length ends may be prevented by
dipping ½-inch of the raw end of the material into a thoroughly melted mixture of half beeswax and half
paraffin in an electric melting pot. The wax temperature should be substantial enough to ensure the wax
completely penetrates the material rather than coating the exterior fabric.
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