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
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.
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.
A: FLEX TAPE® has not been tested on potable drinking water.
A: No. We do not recommend using FLEX TAPE® to repair tires due to the extreme pressure.
A: No. We do not recommend using FLEX TAPE® on a gas or oil tank.
A: No. We do not recommend using FLEX TAPE® on radiator hoses.
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.