Flex Seal Tape is another controversial product from the As Seen on TV world that is supposed to seal leaks, cracks, and everything in between.
With its triple layered adhesive, it can bond to almost any surface and can also be done under water.
From the Flex Seal line of products, Flex Tape is the latest addition to their product line.
Does Flex Tape Work?
Should You buy Flex Tape?
You can’t help but wonder if the very popular brand’s new product actually works, especially with all the mixed reviews that you see all over the place.
This review will show you exactly what this tape is about before you decide to purchase something that might just be a bunch of hype.
With the As Seen on TV infomercial hype, you can’t help but wonder how strong this tape really is.
With the very popular video of the boat being cut in its main product Flex Seal, They have that same video, but this time using Flex Tape.
Taping a boat together?
I don’t know about that, but let’s see what this thing can really do.
Uses For Flex Tape
Flex Tape can be used on rubber, plastic, PVC, wood, drywall, ceramic, metal, and fiberglass.
It has 3 layers of rubber, but will that really matter if the adhesive isn’t strong enough?
Flex Tape can repair a broken pipe, leaking roof, a hanging car bumper, leaking pools, campers, RV’s and even put together a boat that was sawn in half.
It may seem crazy, but I believe the taping of the boat more than patching the big hole on the bucket, simply because the boat in the infomercial is a lot thinner and by taping the two together, it will provide a stronger bond with the tape.
Then you have to put the water factor with the bucket with the pressure and placing Flex Tape on it will be a task and a half.
But Can Flex Tape Really Work?
If you’re thinking that this tape can work as easily as it would when you saw it on TV, you might be in for a little disappointment.
Using the tape on a wet surface is one thing that does actually work, but not so much sealing a hole in a bucket with water trying to come out.
You also need to put into consideration the type of surface you’re trying to seal as that will make all the difference, even if they say that it can bond on any surface.
If your bucket is dirty, chances are you won’t get such a tight seal.
Use one like in the infomercial and you might just get a better seal.
How about cutting a boat in half?
I have not tried this, but if you really think about it, I think it can actually do the job.
With the tape being pretty thick, it should be able to bond things together, especially if you’re using the tape on both sides of the boat.
We’re talking about the skinny flimsy type of boat that you saw on TV and not your average boat either, so keep that in mind as well.
Flex Tape is Temporary
Of course the infomercial will make it seem like this thing will seal and replace any leak, but according to the manufacturer, Flex Tape is designed as an emergency, temporary fix.
So if you’re thinking that you can slap this on your roof and you’re good to go, you might want to have your handyman on call as you will definitely need to make an actual repair on your roof.
The Price For Flex Seal Tape
For $14.99, you can get a roll of 5′ of Flex Seal Tape which is 4″ wide or you can spend $19.99, which gets you the 8″ wide tape which also comes with a roll of 5′.
- 4″ x 5′ – $14.99
- 8″ x 51 – $19.99
- Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com
Pros & Cons of Flex Tape
- Can seal some leaks
- Is actually pretty thick
- Doesn’t work well on wood or any other rough surface
- Is temporary
Do I Recommend Flex Tape?
I think this works great for bonding certain things, but probably not your best bet for sealing crazy big leaks.
If you can get the surface around a leak pretty clean and smooth, Flex Tape will actually work, even if the surface is wet.
If you’re trying to actually just tape something together, you might be better off with some Gorilla Tape.
I recommend you use the regular old Flex Seal if you’re trying to seal some small leaks as this big tape is not going to be your best bet.
Just remember that you’re not getting some crazy sealant that will stop any leak, but rather something that can work for smaller jobs or if you want to simply hold something together.
I’m very neutral with this product, so take it with a grain of salt and really think about what you are going to use this for.
Thanks for reading my Flex Tape review and I hope this helps you make a better decision on whether or not you should give this a try.
If you have any experience with this, please share your thoughts below as I’m sure we all have different experiences with the oh so lovely Flex Tape and every other As Seen on TV product.