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(6) Remove the paper backing from the adhesive side of the mending cloth by forming a crease;
score the paper with a fingernail, and peel the paper from the adhesive coating. Ensure 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; 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 inside of the canopy, using the
procedures in steps 6. and 7., above. Stitch 1/16-inch in from the outer edge of the patch using
details from 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 in illustrations (A through I) following 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
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.
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.
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 foldback of each raw edge.
e. To complete hole preparation, make a ½-inch foldback of each raw edge. Pin and baste each
edge foldback; use the procedures in the BASTING AND TEMPORARY TACKING paragraph
Using the same type of material as in the original canopy construction, mark and cut a patch 2½-
inches wider and longer than the inside measurements of the prepared hole.