Removal of Antichafing Tape. Rejected or
improperly applied tape should be removed as follows:
Methyl-ethyl-ketone is toxic. Work in
a well ventilated area. Avoid inhaling
fumes and prolonged contact with
the skin. Wash thoroughly after
using. Wear protective clothing.
Saturate tape with methyl-ethyl-ketone.
Allow a few minutes for tape to soak. Then, carefully
peel tape from surface.
Apply new tape. Refer to paragraph 2-
Application of Velcro Tape. This procedure is
used for the application of precoated adhesive-backed
or uncoated Velcro hook and pile tape. This fastener is
used for attachment and repair of sound-proofing
blankets and coverings.
Clean surface to which tape is to be
applied. Use cloths soaked with solvent (item 144,
Appendix C). Wipe surface with dry cloths before
Apply masking tape (item 145, Appendix
C) around surface to be covered.
For best results surface should be
bare of prime-coat.
Brush a coat of adhesive (item 41,
Appendix C) on masked surface and tape.
The shelf life of adhesive and tape is
6 months when stored at 60o to 80° F
(16° to 27oC).
Press tape in place within 5 minutes of
adhesive application, but not sooner than 1 minute.
If tape is too long, insert a piece of wood
between tape and coated surface. Trim tape with a
Tape must be applied to fabrics by
accordance with Fed. Std. 751.
Check for acceptable bonding by gently
pulling edges of tape with fingernail.
Small voids around rivet and screw
heads are permissible.
2-15. APPLICATION OF FILLERS . Refer to TM 55-
2-16. TYPICAL REPAIRS. Subsequent text contains
procedures for, and referenced illustrations show
examples of oilcan repair, material substitution, repairs
for skin and web, formed parts, extruded parts,
installations, spotwelded parts, canvas and webbing,
aluminum tubing, rubber seals, hinges, and restoring
transparent plastics. In most cases, these procedures
and examples are referenced from specific repair
paragraphs and figures throughout the manual. They
are to be used as a guide when making repairs. If the
procedures and examples are not referenced, they can
be used within limitations noted.
Oilcan Repair. Loose skins, skins having
unacceptable oilcans, and trapped skin should be
repaired as directed in subsequent paragraphs. Repair
to the body skin below waterline 0 must be sealed
Trapped skin, evidenced by an outward or
inward bulge between attaching hardware and caused
by improper repair techniques is not acceptable.
Correct this condition by removing attaching hardware
as required allowing skin to shift, and installing next
larger size fasteners.
unacceptable oilcan should be repaired using stiffeners
with the following exceptions:
Stiffeners are not permitted within
area on bottom of cabin fuselage section between lower
longer-ons and sta 160 and 482.
externally on the helicopter.