FLEX TAPE™ – FAQs
A: Yes, with FLEX TAPE™ you can instantly patch, bond, seal and repair virtually everything!
A: FLEX TAPE™ comes in white and black.
A: FLEX TAPE™ comes in:
Large: 4 inches wide by 5 feet long
Jumbo: 8 inches wide by 5 feet long
Giant: 12 inches wide by 10 feet long
A: FLEX TAPE™ can be applied in a wide range of temperatures, from 20° F to 120° F.
A: FLEX TAPE™ will function in extreme temperatures from -70º – 200ºF. At temperatures above 200° F, the extreme heat may cause the adhesive to become gooey and lose its grip. View our Helpful Hints at the bottom of the page.
A: FLEX TAPE™ is so easy to use! Just cut, peel, stick, and seal!
CUT: Leave backing on tape and cut to desired dimension. Use high quality scissors or razor blade when cutting.
PEEL: Remove backing and apply to a clean surface.
STICK: Press down firmly on a clean surface. Using your fingers, plastic squeegee or roller, press down firmly and remove any air pockets. Continue pressing firmly and allow to remain on the surface. FLEX TAPE’s bond will increase with time and pressure and in some cases, may need up to 24 hours to reach maximum hold. Once fully bonded, FLEX TAPE™ cannot be repositioned.
SEAL: FLEX TAPE™ creates a super strong, waterproof seal.
A: FLEX TAPE™ can be cut with a pair of high quality, sharp scissors or a razor blade.
A: No curing is needed for FLEX TAPE™. FLEX TAPE’s™ adhesion will get stronger over time. For maximum adhesion, View our Helpful Hints at the bottom of the page.
A: Yes, FLEX TAPE’s™ adhesive is so strong it can be applied to most wet surfaces….it can even be applied underwater! Just be sure to continue to apply firm pressure.
A: FLEX TAPE™ will have excellent adhesion on many surfaces including PVC, acrylic, metal, steel, copper, aluminum, wood, ceramic, porcelain, tile, glass, rubber, fiberglass, stucco, plaster, stone, cement, concrete, dry wall, EPDM roofs, some plastics, fabrics, vinyls and so much more! Some materials may take up to 24 hours to reach maximum hold (For surfaces FLEX TAPE™ may resist bonding, View our Helpful Hints at the bottom of the page). Always test before use.
A: Most paints will not adhere to FLEX TAPE™. However, Flex Seal® aerosol may be used as a primer to transform the appearance of surfaces where FLEX TAPE™ has been applied. Flex Seal® aerosol comes in 12 vibrant colors and can be purchased at www.flexsealproducts.com.
A: Some customers have found it helpful to first prep a fabric surface with Flex Seal® aerosol, let it dry, and then apply FLEX TAPE™. FLEX TAPE™ can be heated with a standard hair dryer to help the adhesive bond with the fabric. Also, continued firm pressure and time will help increase adhesion.
A: No. We do not recommend using FLEX TAPE™ on radiator hoses.
A: No. We do not recommend using FLEX TAPE™ on a gas or oil tank.
A: No. We do not recommend using FLEX TAPE™ to repair tires due to the extreme pressure.
A: FLEX TAPE™ has not been tested on potable drinking water.
A: The maximum pressure FLEX TAPE™ can withstand will vary based on the substrate and the conditions under which FLEX TAPE™ is applied. It’s always best to test a small area first.
A: Both! FLEX TAPE™ forms a super strong bond with itself, so if you’re patching a pool it’s best to first apply FLEX TAPE™ to the interior side of the pool wall and then place a second piece of FLEX TAPE™ to the exterior. Remember that you should cut your FLEX TAPE™ larger than the area of the leak. You do not need to drain the pool prior to applying FLEX TAPE™. FLEX TAPE™ is a temporary, emergency repair and is not meant to be a permanent fix.
A: FLEX TAPE™ can be used as a temporary, emergency repair to an air mattress or inflatable. FLEX TAPE’s bond will increase with time and pressure and in some cases, may need up to 24 hours to reach maximum hold. FLEX TAPE™ may not bond with all materials. Always test before use.
Tip #1: For maximum adhesion in porous surfaces, using a standard blow dryer will help the adhesives bond with the surface. Continued firm pressure will help increase adhesion.
Tip #2: FLEX TAPE’s™ adhesion will increase with time and pressure. Porous surfaces may need up to 24 hours of extra pressure to reach maximum adhesion.
Tip #3: If you are looking to repair a leaky hose, follow the steps below:
First, cover the leak with a small patch of FLEX TAPE™, slightly bigger than the hole or tear in the hose, using firm pressure to get rid of all of the air bubbles. Then take a second piece of FLEX TAPE™ and wrap it all the way around the hose, covering the patch. FLEX TAPE™ is a temporary, emergency repair and is not meant to be a permanent fix. FLEX TAPE™ may not bond to all hoses.
Tip #4: FLEX TAPE™ may resist bonding to the following:
Some highly plasticized materials, siliconized surfaces, greasy, oily or dirty surfaces, waterproof repellant surfaces, porous surfaces and some fabrics. Always test before use.