REPAIR OF DOOR GASKETS.
This task covers:
General Mechanics Tool Kit (Item 1, App B)
Refrig Tool Set
Portable Drill (Item 2, App B)
Refrigeration unit shutdown (TM 9-4110-258-13)
The repair methods described in this manual for door gaskets require the use of an adhesive.
Cyanoacrylate adhesives are recommended for binding door gasket material. Other types of
adhesives may also be acceptable.
Cyanoacrylate adhesives will bond skin or clothing upon contact.
Read and observe all
manufacturer's cautionary information and instructions.
Door gaskets that are cut may be repaired by bonding together the cut edges of the gasket providing that no
gasket material is missing and the cut edges mate together.
Adhesives will not fill a void.
(1) Roughen the cut edges of the gasket and wipe clean with detergent.
Rubbing time must be minimal because adhesive can set in 2-3 seconds.
(2) Apply a very thin film of the adhesive to one cut edge of the gasket and immediately mate to the other
cut edge spreading the adhesive by slightly rubbing the two surfaces together.