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(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 inside of the canopy, using the
procedures in steps 6. and 7., above.
Table 3. Mending Cloth Patching Specifications
DAMAGED AREA SIZE
PATCH MINIMUM SIZE
1-inch to 1½-inches
1½-inches to 2-inches
2-inches to 3-inches
3-inches to 5-inches
5-inches to 7-inches
7-inches to 12-inches
12-inches to 15 ½-inches
c. 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 in the illustrations that follow the canopy patch procedures
detailed below. Apply a miscellaneous patch to a gore section as follows:
A canopy gore section that cannot be patched with a basic patch, as
outlines in paragraph 2., above, will be patched with a miscellaneous
a. Place the canopy inside out on a repair table; smooth the fabric around the damaged area, and
secure the damaged gore section to the table with pushpins. Do not pin the damaged area of the
b. As required, cut the applicable stitching to remove or lay aside items that may interfere with the
c. Using an authorized marking aid of contrasting color, mark a rectangle or triangle around the
damaged area. Make the mark ½-inch from any adjacent seam, reinforcement, or lateral band.
Ensure that one side of the marked rectangle or triangle is parallel to the warp or filling of the canopy
d. Prepare the damaged area by cutting along the marks made in c., above. Also make a diagonal cut
at each corner of the formed hole to permit a ½-inch foldback of each raw edge.