e. Cut replacement piece from repair panel, and
bevel cut edges to fit rupture snugly.
This chapter contains instructions for repair of
rupture damage to the roof, sides, front, and floor
panels. Minor repair instructions for abrasions, scrapes,
Repair panels are fiberglass
and punctures are contained in Section XI of Chapter 4.
reinforced and come in two
thicknesses, 1/2 and 5/8 inch.
6-2. Maintenance Evaluation.
f Install replacement pieve using polyester resin
It must be determined if repair shall be made with
on the mating surfaces, and nail in-place.
the panel installed in the container, or if removal is
necessary. Removal of panels should be avoided if at
all possible. Minor damage near or on the end of a
only) approximately two inches back on both sides of
panel can usually be repaired; however, extensive
the rupture perimeter.
damage along fasteners will usually require replacement
h. Cut three layers of 10-oz. glass cloth strips,
of the panel. Any rupture damage must be evaluated as
long enough to cover the 4-inch wide rupture perimeter
to how it affected the overall panel structure; if most of
the ribs and bonded joints have been broken, the whole
panel should be replaced. Generally, where rupture
damage is localized, the panel can be easily repaired.
Also, ruptures involving up to half the surface area of a
panel can be satisfactorily repaired with the panel
application instructions in kit.
i. Use polyester resin to bond the three layers of
glass cloth over the rupture area, overlapping the
ruptures into and
j. Apply polyurethane paint (white inside, olive
through a panel.
drab outside) over repair area.
a. Remove panel if necessary (paragraph or
weakened plywood around the ruptured area using a
Recommended paint is Dupont
Imnron or equivalent, olive drab
color is 2408 7 per FLD-STD-595.
hand, keyhole type saw is
recommended to cut plywood
around ruptures area.
6-4. Edge Repair.
replacement installation of the same type and thickness,
Only minor damage on or near the
or use FROTH-PAK Kit 9.5, manufactured by INSTA-
FOAM Products, Inc., Joliet, Illinois.
structurally, should be repaired.
d. Replace damage rib sections with same size
and type material using a bevel cut, and bond rib in
b. Repair abrasions,