First Krueger assesses the damaged areas of the suit, taking care to inspect all zippers, stitching and panels to decide which pieces can be salvaged and which need to be replaced. She only uses top-quality replacement materials, crafting patches from 1.3-1.6mm cowhide and stitching the suit back together with #69 bonded nylon thread-an industry standard that actually has a higher tensile strength than Kevlar thread. Keprotec Kevlar stretch material is used to replace non-leather sections. If a seam has been ground away, she disassembles the suit beyond the damage, adds a patch to one or both seam panels, and then reassembles the suit complete with topstitching to the manufacturer's original specifications. Zippers are matched with robust YKK products, unless the customer has another preference.