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 re positioned. SEAL: FLEX TAPE™ creates a super strong, waterproof seal. * FLEX TAPE™ adhesives may resist bonding to plasticized materials, siliconized, greasy, oily, dirty or porous surfaces, waterproof or water-repellent materials. Certain fabrics such as canvas, nylon, polyester, synthetics, cotton and some other materials may need up to 24 hours to reach maximum hold. FLEX TAPE’s bond will increase with time and pressure.FLEX TAPE™ should be used as a temporary emergency repair. Always test before use.
Common uses of FLEX TAPE®
FLEX TAPE™ – FAQs
Tip #1: For maximum adhesion on porous surfaces, including fabric, we recommend heating Flex Tape® using a hairdryer. This helps loosen the adhesive of the tape allowing it to seep into the pores. Continued firm pressure will also help increase adhesion. Sometimes it is a good idea to apply Flex Tape® to both sides of the fabric for better adhesion.
Tip #2: Unlike other tapes on the market, Flex Tape® has a bond that increases over time. For porous surfaces, including fabrics, we recommend utilizing this added benefit by allowing the product to bond for 24 hours.
Tip #3: Flex Tape® may resist bonding to some highly plasticized materials, siliconized surfaces, greasy, oily or dirty surfaces, waterproof repellent surfaces, porous surfaces and some fabrics. Always test before use.
Tip #4: When applying Flex Tape® to wet surfaces, you must rub or squeegee it firmly enough to force the water film away from the bond. Press the water film out of the bond area and it will enable Flex Tape to adhere properly.
Tip #5: Even though underwater surfaces may look clean, there can be a very thin film of grease, oil, or algae that may be present. Therefore, before applying, it is important to make sure that the surface has been thoroughly cleaned to ensure that all grease, oil, dirt, and debris has been removed.
Tip #6: When patching a swimming pool, we recommend applying a piece of Flex Tape® to the interior of the pool first and then a second piece to the exterior of the pool leak. The two pieces of Flex Tape® will then form a super strong bond with themselves.
A: Flex Tape® isn’t designed for high pressure applications but considering the cost of a new air mattress, it may be worth a try. Start by deflating the air mattress or inflatable. Be sure to start with a clean and dry surface. It’s recommend to wipe the surface with rubbing alcohol. The double patch method would work best here. Cover the leak with a small patch of Flex Tape®, slightly bigger than the hole or tear in the air mattress or inflatable. Apply this patch using firm pressure removing all air bubbles. Next, take a second piece of Flex Tape®, larger than the first, and place it over the smaller piece, smoothing out all air bubbles. Its 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.
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: 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. Please note that Flex Tape® is not designed for high pressure applications, such as engines or pressurized pipes.
A: Flex Tape® is not designed to be used for high pressure applications. In an extreme emergency, it may be used to temporarily repair a bicycle tire inner tube. To increase chances of success, use multiple overlapping layers of Flex Tape®. Due to the inherit risks of highway use, we recommend that car tires always be repaired by a licensed mechanic.
A: No. We do not recommend using FLEX TAPE® on a gas or oil tank.
A: When using Flex Tape® on fabrics we recommend heating the tape up using a hairdryer. This helps loosen the adhesive of the tape allowing it to seep into the pores of the fabric. Some customers have found it helpful to first prep a fabric surface with Flex Seal® Spray, let it dry, and then apply Flex Tape®.
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, vinyl and so much more! Some materials may take up to 24 hours to reach maximum hold. Always test before use.
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: 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® 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.