ARMY TM 10-1670-271-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 14D1-2-464-2
MARINE CORPS TM 01136B-23&P/1
1 Lay out the canopy with the damaged area exposed.
2 To facilitate the application of the mending cloth patch, place a 1/2- by 20- by 20-inch smooth
wooden board or similar smooth, hard-finished, rigid material, except paper board, under the
3 Trim the ragged, frayed, or severely burned areas of the canopy cloth to provide a smooth
area for patch application.
4 Using an authorized marking aid of contrasting color, mark a square, triangle or rectangle, as
applicable, around the damaged area.
5 Measure and cut lengths of the mending cloth to achieve the shape and size of the intended
patch. Cut the patch to provide an overlap of the damaged area using the specifics in table
2-4. Round off patch corners. Patches will be prepared in duplicate to allow for application
on the inside and outside of the canopy.
6 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.
7 Smooth the canopy material adjacent to the damaged area on the canopy outside and place
the formed mending cloth patch over the damaged area.
8 Using the edge of a packing paddle or a roller, apply pressure to smooth the patch on.
9 Apply the duplicate-shaped patch to the damaged area on the canopy inside using the
procedures in 6 and 7 above. Stitch 1/16 inch in from outer edge of patch using details of
tables 2-2 and 2-3.