It’ll bond, caulk, or seal just about anything. It doesn’t require a caulking gun. And you don’t have to worry about it dripping, running, or making a mess. It can also withstand extreme temperatures. No matter how small the crack or big the hole, Flex Shot is the solution. But you’ll only get optimal results if you use it properly.
Is Flex Shot the best product for the job? For sealing projects requiring a larger surface area, consider Flex Seal Liquid as an alternative.
- Flex Shot
- Drop Cloth
- Heavy Paper/Wire Mesh (backing if filling a big hole in a bucket)
- Rubbing Alcohol/Vinegar
Step 1: Prep Your Area and Surface
Pick a well-ventilated area. That could be your garage with the door open, a room in your house with windows open and a fan going, or your backyard. If you choose to do your project outside, just be sure to pick a dry weekend (no rain, sleet, rain, hail, dew). You can use Flex Shot in an enclosed area, again, just make sure it’s well-ventilated.
When it comes to the surface, it must be clean of dirt, oil, or grease. Feel free to use rubbing alcohol or vinegar to clean the surface. This will help to remove any mold or mildew. Dry your surface afterward.
*Flex Tip: Flex Shot works on wet surfaces (just not standing water), but it’s more effective on dry ones.
Step 2: Flex Shot It.
Grab your can of Flex Shot and the extension tube (two included with every Flex Shot can). Cut the extension tube to adjust the thickness of the bead.
Next, point the can at a 45-degree angle, press against nozzle, and run it along the needed area. You can adjust the speed to control the thickness of the bead. Flex Shot is so easy to use – giving you a perfect bead every time.
[Flex Shot Pro Tip: If you are using Flex Shot to fill in a really large hole, put it on the side of the hole that comes into direct contact with water (for example, if sealing a hole on a bucket of water, apply Flex Shot on the interior side of the bucket). Place a backing (such as heavy paper or wire mesh) over the hole to be filled. Fill the hole and the area surrounding the hole with Flex Shot.]
*Flex Tip: For Sealing a large number of small holes, Flex Seal aerosol may be your best alternative.
Step 3: Dry It
If need be, you can smooth Flex Shot out with your finger and work with the product as you choose. But, if you want to make any adjustments to the product, try to make these adjustments immediately after the product is applied (before it starts to dry). Use a dry paper towel to immediately remove any excess Flex Shot.
Flex Shot only takes 20 minutes to dry to touch. This means that it can come in contact with water. But give it 48 to 72 hours to completely cure.]
Each Flex Shot can cover anywhere from 40 to 100 linear feet. So you can tackle a large project.
Flex Shot Pro Tip: The best thing about Flex Shot is that you can use it over and over again. When using standard caulk, any leftovers will harden and end up getting trashed (a complete waste). But with Flex Shot, just leave a small bead (approximately 1/8”) sticking out of the top of the nozzle. When you’re ready to reuse the can, pull out the bead of dried product and use Flex Shot again.
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Cheers to Flex Shot’ing It,
P.S. Flex Shot comes in four different colors: white, black, clear, and almond – ensuring a nice clean finish regardless of your decor. (Keep in mind that Flex Shot White and Flex Shot Almond are both mildew resistant.)