c. Mark the tape 2-inches from each end. Fold the tape between the two 2-inch marks, to the center
of the tape. Stitch each side using a light-duty sewing machine, size E nylon thread, and 7 to 11
stitches per inch.
d. Place the tape, with the folded edges up and the ends turned-under 1-inch, in the exact spot from
which the damaged keeper was removed. Stitch in place with a single-X box-stitch formation, with
a double row of stitching at the inside edges. Use a light-duty sewing machine, size E nylon
thread, and 7 to 11 stitches per inch.
6. Outside retainer band keeper. Replace as follows:
a. Cut the stitching and remove the damaged keeper from the side flap panel.