(1) Replace damaged or missing grommets.
(2) Replace worn or frayed laces.
(3) Replace or repair inner felt lining.
(4) Patch tears in cover.
(5) Sew loose stitching.
3-8. LADDER. (Figure 3-3) (ARMY)
a. General. The ladder iS made of welded steel bars. ThIS paragraph describes the cleaning, inspection, and
repair of the ladder.
(1) Remove dirt.
(2) Remove grease and corrosion from ladder.
c. Inspect. Inspect ladder for breaks or bends.
(1) Weld ladder where necessary.
(2) Straighten bends.
(3) Repaint as necessary in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.
(4) Replace unserviceable ladder.
3-9 DATA AND INSTRUCTION PLATES. (Figure 3-4)
a. General. Data and instruction plates give key information about what the equipment is, what It does, how tO
use it, and how to care for it. The plates are made of aluminum. The plates are fastened to the equipment with
screws or rivets. This paragraph describes typical removal, cleaning, inspection, and replacement of plates.
Remove four screws or rivets (1) (figure 3-4) at corners of plate (2).
(1) Clean dirt and corrosion from the surface of the equipment where the new data or instruction plate is
to be installed. Use sandpaper or solvent or both. Dry the surface. Paint, if necessary, and let the paint dry.