T-10C/T-10D TROOP BACK PARACHUTE ASSEMBLY
SEARING AND WAXING
0013 00-1/(2 Blank)
THIS TASK COVERS:
Pot, Melting, Electric (Item 25, WP0039 00)
Knife, Hot, Metal (Item 15, WP0039 00)
Beeswax (Item 2, WP0053 00)
Wax, Paraffin (Item 50, WP 0053 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 the T-10C/T-10D parachute, 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 specified accordingly.
The cut ends of nylon tape, webbing and cord lengths may be prepared by heat-searing, which is perform 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 just
coating the exterior fabric.
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