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(3) Install the first patch on top of the underlying side panel. Butt the edge of this patch against the edge of
the existing overlying panel. Secure the edge furthest from the joint, using appropriate blind fasteners.
(4) The second patch should overlap the vertical joint and include a sufficient portion of the first patch to
allow installation of a row of rivets. Use the existing rivet holes as a template for locating holes for the
patches. Fasten the second patch, the first patch and the underlying panel together, using appropriate
The length of the fasteners is critical. Ensure that fasteners are of adequate length to fasten
(5) Complete the patch as described in the repair procedures for mid-panel patches, see paragraph 4-26b.
Apply sealant between adjoining edges of patch and original panels and over drive rivets, if used.