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If damage to fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) products, either fiberglass
or carbon fiber, is detected then the manufacturer should be contacted to help
determine if the product can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced. Repairing
these products requires specialized expertise and will require contracting
Repairing coatings or jackets on piling involve skilled personnel and
specialized equipment; repairs may have to be done by contract. Specialized
skills and equipment for applying coatings, jackets, and patches on piling are
covered in Chapters 6, 7, and 8.
Special instructions and equipment requirements for repairing foam-
filled fenders are covered in NAVAFAC MO-104.1, Maintenance of Fender
Systems and Camels.