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FAQs 2019-07-12T23:01:26-04:00

FLEX SEAL FAMILY OF PRODUCTS FAQs

Q: Can I remove Flex Glue™ once its dry? 2019-07-17T16:15:55-04:00

A: Once dried, Flex Glue™ can be removed with sharp tools similar to a chisel. However, it may not be possible to separate bonded materials without damaging the surfaces.

Q: How many linear feet can I get out of one 6oz squeeze tube, one 10oz pro cartridge or one MINI 0.75 oz. squeeze tube of FLEX GLUE™? 2019-07-17T16:17:14-04:00

A: Depending on the thickness of the bead, one 6 oz. squeeze tube will provide up to 30 linear feet, one 10 oz. Pro Formula will provide up to 50 linear feet and MINI 0.75 oz. will provide up to 3.75 linear ft.

Q: Can I use Flex Glue™ on drinking water, rain barrels, fish tanks etc.? 2019-07-17T16:18:17-04:00

A: Flex Glue™ has not been tested for use on potable water sources.

Q: How do I clean up after using Flex Glue™? 2019-07-17T16:20:00-04:00

A: Clean with a dry cloth. Most residues can be removed with isopropyl alcohol.

Q: What are the temperatures Flex Glue™ be applied in? 2019-07-17T16:23:38-04:00

A: For easy application, we recommend dispensing in temperatures between 0° – 150°F.

Q: What temperatures will Flex Glue™ withstand? 2019-07-17T16:24:43-04:00

A: Flex Glue™ can withstand a wide range of temperatures, ranging from -40°F up to 200°F.

Q: What is the difference between FLEX GLUE™ in the squeeze tubes vs. the Pro Formula? 2019-07-17T16:29:14-04:00

A: All sizes have amazing instant grab technology. Our Pro Formula has even more instant grab to tackle bigger jobs. Both options dry in approximately 24-48 hours and will reach maximum strength in 7 days.

Q: Can Flex Glue™ be painted? 2019-07-17T16:30:37-04:00

A: Yes, once dry, Flex Glue™ can be painted with a high-quality latex paint.

Q: Can I smooth or tool Flex Glue™ once it has been applied? 2019-07-17T16:33:26-04:00

A: Yes, Flex Glue™ can be tooled or re-positioned within 10 minutes of initial application.

Q: Can Flex Shot® extension tubes be cut to adjust the thickness of the bead? 2019-07-12T20:14:45-04:00

A: Yes, the extension tubes can be cut to any size in order to produce the desired bead thickness.

Q: Will it crack or deteriorate because of contact with household cleaners? 2019-07-17T16:44:23-04:00

A: No, Flex Shot® will not fade, dry, crack, yellow or deteriorate due to contact with household cleaners.

Q: Can I paint over FLEX SEAL® LIQUID? 2019-07-12T20:05:30-04:00

A: We do not recommend painting over FLEX SEAL® LIQUID.

Q: Can I use FLEX SEAL® LIQUID to repair a gasoline tank? 2019-07-12T18:36:31-04:00

A: We do not recommend using FLEX SEAL® LIQUID to seal a gasoline tank or any other flammable liquids.

Q: Can I apply FLEX SEAL® LIQUID on a wet surface or when it’s raining? 2019-02-01T16:02:39-04:00

A: It’s always best to apply FLEX SEAL® LIQUID on a clean, dry surface free of grease and oil. If applied during a heavy rain some of the FLEX SEAL® LIQUID may wash away. Therefore, it best to apply 24 hours prior to a heavy rain, hail or snowfall.

Q: How do I clean up FLEX SEAL® LIQUID? 2019-02-01T16:03:31-04:00

A: You can clean uncured FLEX SEAL® LIQUID with a dry cloth or paper towel and mineral spirits. DO NOT USE water or alcohol based solvents.

Q: Can I dilute FLEX SEAL® LIQUID? 2019-02-01T16:03:58-04:00

A: FLEX SEAL® LIQUID is ready to use and should be used right out of the can. Do not dilute Flex Seal Liquid with solvents or water.

Q: What temperatures will FLEX SEAL® LIQUID withstand? 2019-02-01T16:14:12-04:00

A: FLEX SEAL® LIQUID has a wide temperature range from -80 to 350 degrees. FLEX SEAL LIQUID is best applied between 32 degrees and 120 degrees.

Q: How much pressure will FLEX SEAL® LIQUID withstand? 2019-02-01T16:14:28-04:00

A: The maximum pressure FLEX SEAL® LIQUID can withstand will vary based on the substrate and the conditions under which FLEX SEAL® LIQUID is applied. It’s always best to test a small area first.

Q: Can I use FLEX SEAL® LIQUID on the inside of my rainwater barrel? 2019-02-01T16:05:09-04:00

A: Yes, once fully cured, FLEX SEAL® LIQUID is safe on rain barrels.

Q: Will FLEX SEAL® LIQUID expand and contract in the summer and winter? 2019-02-01T16:05:45-04:00

A: Yes, FLEX SEAL® LIQUID stretches, stays flexible, expands and contracts.

Q: Is FLEX SEAL® LIQUID safe to use around plants and animals? 2019-02-01T16:12:24-04:00

A: Yes, once fully cured, FLEX SEAL® LIQUID is safe around plants and animals.

Q: What is the shelf life of FLEX SEAL® LIQUID? 2019-02-01T16:13:06-04:00

A: FLEX SEAL® LIQUID has a shelf life of 24 months when properly stored. If the can remains open for an extended period of time a skin may form on the surface. In order to avoid skinning over, remove lid, use immediately and always replace the lid after each use. If skinning occurs remove the top layer and use product.

Q: How much will one can of FLEX SEAL® LIQUID cover? 2019-02-01T16:25:32-04:00

A: Coverage will vary depending on number of coats used and what type of substrate you are applying FLEX SEAL® LIQUID to;
1 Large 16oz – up to 20Sq. Ft.,
1 Jumbo 32oz – up to 40Sq. Ft.,
1 Giant Gallon – up to 150Sq. Ft.

Q: Can I use FLEX TAPE® to repair an air mattress or inflatable? 2019-02-01T16:27:10-04:00

A: FLEX TAPE® can be used as a temporary, emergency repair to an air mattress or inflatable. FLEX TAPE®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.

Q: If I’m using FLEX TAPE® to patch an above ground pool, is it best to apply the FLEX TAPE® to the inside or the outside of the pool? 2019-02-01T16:37:54-04:00

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.

Q: What is the maximum pressure FLEX TAPE® can withstand? 2019-02-01T16:28:59-04:00

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.

Q: Can I use FLEX TAPE® on a container that holds water for drinking? 2019-02-01T16:29:51-04:00

A: FLEX TAPE® has not been tested on potable drinking water.

Q: Can I use FLEX TAPE® to repair a car or bicycle tire? 2019-02-01T16:29:57-04:00

A: No. We do not recommend using FLEX TAPE® to repair tires due to the extreme pressure.

Q: Can I use FLEX TAPE® on a tank used to hold gas or oil? 2019-02-01T16:30:17-04:00

A: No. We do not recommend using FLEX TAPE® on a gas or oil tank.

Q: Can I use FLEX TAPE® on my radiator hose? 2019-02-01T16:30:43-04:00

A: No. We do not recommend using FLEX TAPE® on radiator hoses.

Q: I’m trying to adhere FLEX TAPE® to fabric but it’s not sticking. Is there anything I can do to prep the surface? 2019-02-01T16:31:49-04:00

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.

Q: Is Flex Seal® Clear the same formula as Flex Seal® Original and Flex Seal® Brite? 2019-02-25T15:08:31-04:00

A: Flex Seal® Clear coats, seals, protects and stops leaks fast! However, in order to give Flex Seal® Clear its amazing transparency, we had to make some adjustments to our formula. Therefore, Flex Seal® Clear will be slightly thinner and multiple, even coats may be needed to get the job done.

Q: Is Flex Seal associated with GAF? 2019-02-25T15:09:11-04:00

A: No, Flex Seal® is not affiliated with GAF and is not intended for use by Professional Roofers.

Q: Can I use it on a gasoline tank? 2019-02-25T15:10:16-04:00

A: No, Flex Seal® should not be used to seal a gasoline tank, oil tank or any other flammable material.

Q: Can I use Flex Seal® to fix radiators, tires or other areas with extreme heat and pressure? 2019-02-25T15:11:12-04:00

A: NO, Flex Seal® is not made to withstand extreme heat or pressure.

Q: Can I use Flex Seal® to seal the inside of a water tank used for drinking? 2019-02-25T15:13:16-04:00

A: Though non-toxic and plant and animal safe, Flex Seal® has not been tested with drinking water.

Q: Can I paint it on or brush it on instead of spraying? 2019-02-25T15:15:29-04:00

A: Yes. For these applications we recommend FLEX SEAL® LIQUID, the liquid rubber in a can! Now you can brush it on, roll it on, dip it or pour it anywhere you need it! For more information, regarding FLEX SEAL® LIQUID, please follow the link below:
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Q: Can I apply Flex Seal® on a wet surface? 2019-02-25T15:25:28-04:00

A: Flex Seal® can be applied on a wet surface, or moist environment in the event of an emergency. However, Flex Seal® will always adhere better to a clean, dry surface. To ensure its longevity, we recommend you reapply Flex Seal® once the area is completely dry.

Q: How much pressure will Flex Seal® withstand? 2019-02-25T15:27:09-04:00

A: Flex Seal® will withstand normal hydrostatic water pressure such as rainwater, but it is not made to withstand extreme pressure.

Q: How much will one can of Flex Seal® cover? 2019-02-25T15:39:55-04:00

A: One Jumbo 14 oz. can will cover about 12 sq ft, depending on thickness.

We recommend you spray the area using an even sweeping motion, let it completely dry and apply additional coats as needed. Several even coats are better than one coat and each time you recoat the surface you will continue to fill in any holes or cracks and the surface will be sealed.

Q: How long does Flex Seal® take to dry? 2019-07-17T16:59:15-04:00

A: Flex Seal® will usually dry to the touch within 2 to 3 hours and in 24 hours fully cure depending on the temperature, humidity and thickness of the coating.

Q: How do I remove the Flex Shot® extension tube? 2019-07-17T16:46:26-04:00

A: The extension tube screws on to the top of the Flex Shot® can and is removed by unscrewing it in a counter clockwise direction. Do NOT attempt to remove the extension tube by pulling or yanking it off.

Q: Are the extension tubes reusable? 2019-07-17T16:57:51-04:00

A: Yes, extension tubes are reusable. After using Flex Shot® with the extension tube, you can leave the extension tube affixed to the can of Flex Shot® and dispense just enough product to leave a 1/8” bead sticking out of the extension tube. The 1/8” bead will keep the remaining product in the can from drying out. Simply pull out the dry 1/8” bead prior to using Flex Shot®.

Q: Can I paint over Flex Shot®? 2019-07-17T16:56:06-04:00

A: No, we do not recommend painting over Flex Shot®. Since it repels liquid, it can also repel many common paints. However, Flex Shot® comes in multiple colors to match almost any décor: white, almond and black. And then there’s always clear, which goes with anything and everything!

Q: Can I use Flex Shot® on a container that holds drinking water? 2019-07-17T16:55:00-04:00

A: Flex Shot® has not been tested for use on potable water systems.

Q: How many linear feet can I get out of one can of Flex Shot®? 2019-07-12T19:45:16-04:00

A: Flex Shot® can cover about fifty (50) linear feet, depending on the thickness of the bead.

Q: How long does Flex Shot® last? 2019-07-17T17:01:39-04:00

A: Flex Shot® will last up to 30 years and will not fade, dry, crack, yellow or deteriorate.

Q: Can I use Flex Shot® in an enclosed space? 2019-07-17T16:49:42-04:00

A: Yes, but it is recommended that Flex Shot® be used in a well-ventilated area.

Q: Can I apply Flex Shot® to a wet surface? 2019-07-17T16:48:22-04:00

A: It’s best to apply Flex Shot® to a clean, dry surface; however, Flex Shot can be applied to a wet surface but not in standing water.