FiberFix

Repair Wraps and Patches

Strong Like Steel

Chances are, you have recently used duct tape or something similar for a DIY repair. But if you wish you’d had something 100 times stronger for a permanent fix, keep reading.

FiberFix is a fiberglass-based, resin-infused tape for heavy-duty repairs. Broken step on a ladder? Busted bike frame? Engine hose? Just dip FiberFix tape
in water and wrap it around your repair. It sets in about 10 minutes, and it holds like steel. (For flat surface repairs, check out their patches that harden with sunlight or a UV flashlight.)

Here’s how strong this tape is: it’s waterproof, and it resists impacts and temperature changes. Each kit comes with gloves (use them to keep the adhesive off your hands, trust us) and sandpaper because FiberFix can be sanded and painted once it’s set.

One FiberFix package is good for a single use. Unopened packages are easy to store and keep handy but, once opened, even the air’s moisture will start hardening the adhesive. Save your FiberFix until the moment you need it. You’ll be glad you have it once you do.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Tyson
    Tyson

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce FiberFix to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have! Let us know what you plan to FiberFix.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 9:54 AM

    Why is this something everyone should have in their homes?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 10:46 AM

    Whenever we talk to someone about FiberFix, almost always they say “Oh wow, I could have used this last week when ___”. You will always find a need for FiberFix. I used it a week ago to fix my garden hose that had a leak in it! You can use it for plumbing repairs, tools repairs, emergency preparedness, furniture repair, etc. The applications are endless.

  • Myron
    Myron
    10/5/2015 4:14 PM

    This was needed 40 yrs. ago! (or more?) I will buy it!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 4:38 PM

    Better late than never, Myron! Enjoy!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 9:55 AM

    To claim this is 100x stronger than duct tape is bold. That’s calling out the juggernaut of DIY projects. Do you feel 100% confident in that claim?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 10:45 AM

    Absolutely. We feel confident because the product is actually 100x stronger than duct tape! It literally hardens like steel, can hold up to 2000 lbs of weight, and permanently repairs what duct tape can only “band-aid”.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 9:56 AM

    Were there any challenges you faced in bringing the product to life?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 10:47 AM

    Really the only challenge was continuous improvement of the product- making it stronger, more waterproof, etc. In addition, making sure the customer understands the product has been an important challenge to us because the concept has never been used in hardware repairs before.

  • Tim
    Tim
    10/5/2015 10:24 AM

    What type of temperatures can this handle? (i.e. would it be suitable to repair auto exhaust leaks?) I suspect not, but if so, that would really open up a market!

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 11:24 AM

    @Tim The regular repair wrap can withstand up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, which is not suitable for an exhaust pipe. For that kind of repair we would recommend our Heat Wrap, which The Grommet does not carry. Please recommend to The Grommet to start selling this product.

  • michael
    michael
    10/5/2015 10:25 AM

    why are you wearing the rubber gloves... is there something in the application of this tape that is messy?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 10:32 AM

    Hi Michael, as we mention in the video, it can be very difficult to get off your skin, so each package comes with rubber gloves to use when soaking and setting FiberFix. It is highly recommended you use them.

  • jean
    jean
    10/5/2015 10:30 AM

    Saw you on THE SHARK TANK. I'm buying this for my husband(and me) for Christmas.

    Jean Kelley

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 11:24 AM

    @jean Great! We hope you enjoy the product!

  • Eric
    Eric
    10/5/2015 10:35 AM

    Is there any chance you'd be able to sell this product in smaller packages in the future? Since "one FiberFix package is good for a single use," I'd be wasting most of a 60" roll of tape (or 50", or likely even 40"). Maybe change the wrap options to 3-packs or 4-packs of smaller rolls?

  • Michael
    Michael
    10/5/2015 10:47 AM

    @Eric Just cut off what you need and save the rest.

  • Fred
    Fred
    10/5/2015 11:02 AM

    @Michael You really should watch the video before your answer questions...

  • Michael
    Michael
    10/5/2015 11:20 AM

    @Fred I have used this many times. Cut off what you need and put the rest in an airtight ziplock bag, squeeze out the air and it will keep for a few weeks.

  • Stanley
    Stanley
    10/5/2015 11:47 AM

    @Michael Better yet use one of those vacuum sealer bags if you have one. That keeps the air out pretty good. Better than zip lock bags.

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 11:59 AM

    @Stanley @Eric FiberFix is a one time use product and cannot be saved after it has been opened. There is enough water in the air to activate the resin in FiberFix. We hope to release smaller household strips in the future.

  • Tina
    Tina
    10/5/2015 10:38 AM

    can you use this on duffle bags (nylon or canvas)? Mine take a beating and it's very frustrating and sometimes hard to replace some sizes I need to use frequently.

    Thanks

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 11:30 AM

    @Tina Fiber Fix and the Rigid Patch are for rigid surfaces, like metal, wood, hard plastics or PVC. We would not recommend using Fiber Fix on that type of surface.

  • Clark
    Clark
    10/5/2015 10:38 AM

    Your info text states that the entire package of tape must be used when opened. the rolls are 40, 50 & 60 inches; yet you show repairs like a hammer handle or rake handle. These would not use any where near 50 inches of tape. Must I throw the rest away? Doesn't make sense.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 10:42 AM

    Hi Clark, the idea is to wrap FiberFix along the handle to create a sturdy bond above and below the break. It is very similar to wearing a cast on your arm. A bone break happens in one small place, but the cast is used to protect on a much larger area. If you are using it right, you should be using the entire roll on a repair.

  • Michael
    Michael
    10/5/2015 10:53 AM

    @Mike I have used this before. You are right that it is better to use the whole roll on most things but some things only take a couple of wraps. You can cut off what you want and put the rest in a ziplock bag. Squeeze the extra air out and it will keep for a few weeks.

  • Dave
    Dave
    10/5/2015 11:23 AM

    @Michael Thanks, I was wondering about that possibility. Also keeping the air-tight baggie in the freezer should help.

  • Mark
    Mark
    10/5/2015 11:32 AM

    So you recommend we use a $13 roll of tape to repair a $5 hammer handle?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 11:43 AM

    @Dave Fiber Fix is water activated, once you open the air tight package it will begin to cure from the water in the air. You can cut it and use it for two different fixes at the same time, but we do not recommend saving any for later as it will most likely harden before you get around to using it.

  • jim
    jim
    10/5/2015 12:56 PM

    @Tyson Gallon glass jar + dry ice. Dry ice sublimates to CO2 and CO2 is heavier than air and does not have moisture in it and will completely fill the glass jar while pushing out the air. Dry ice and mason jars are available at some grocery stores. You can see the CO2 as vapor fog so that you will know when the jar is full, then put the excess product in the jar and close it with the lid. More people may buy this product using this storage technique.---jim---

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 2:04 PM

    Maybe, Jim. I'm not going to pretend like I know the science behind it. I'll let Tyson do that ;) I do know that handling dry ice is an endeavor in its own. My suggestion would be just to use the entire wrap for a stronger bond. I really don't think it will be a waste.

  • jim
    jim
    10/5/2015 3:44 PM

    @Mike Handling dry ice?????? Grocery stores put it in the bag with your

    ice cream so that the ice cream doesn't melt before you get it home.

    The easy part is -- when it sublimates -- (changes from solid directly to gas without going liquid) -- it just disappears into the air like the hot air you

    breathe out. Be careful with CO2 -- IT IS EVERYWHERE.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 4:02 PM

    Hi Jim, yes, when handling dry ice. If contact to skin is too long it can burn you. I guess I am missing out on a true grocery experience, because I have never received it in my bag buying ice cream.

    As innovative of a solution as this is, it may be more work than it's worth. Tyson has recommended on here multiple times, that using an entire roll is recommended and if applied right, there shouldn't be any waste.

  • jim
    jim
    10/5/2015 11:38 PM

    @Mike I learned long ago that great ideas are not always good ideas. My elegant solution is trying to find a problem that is not really there.

    WHERE to get Dry Ice: King Soopers or Wal Mart both sell dry ice. It sells for about $0.99/lb and is available all year round. ----

    http://www.coolscience.org/CoolScience/KidScientists/DryIce.htm

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/6/2015 9:00 AM

    I appreciate you taking the time, Jim, and you are right, that solution is surely elegant! Maybe it does work, I just wanted to make the point that dry ice is dangerous to handle and your link confirms.

  • Rodlyn
    Rodlyn
    10/5/2015 10:48 AM

    I have a small pedestal table with a marble top that is 1.5-2 feet in diameter that needs to be re-attached to the pedestal. I've tried everything including epoxy glue, but it nevers stays attached. The top of the pedestal has a metal plate that is a flat square shape that attaches to the marble top. There is probably 1.5-2 inches on each side of the plate where I could attach the FiberFix. Could I use this by overlapping the FiberFix over the flat areas of the plate and the underside of the marble top? Would it work on these materials and do you think it would hold? Thank you.

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 12:35 PM

    @Rodlyn the FiberFix Original Repair Wrap is meant to be wrapped around the objects your are using. We do not recommend using it on flat surfaces. However, we do make a Rigid Patch for flat surfaces and may be a better solution for your fix.

  • Johnny
    Johnny
    10/5/2015 10:51 AM

    Is it in anyway removable? I'm looking for a temporary fix in my bathtub but when I go do permanently fix the tile issue I would like to be able to remove it without taking the whole wall down.

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 12:46 PM

    @Johnny FiberFix is intended to be a permanent fix and therefore not easily removable. It can be removed, but with more heavy duty tools, such as a cast saw.

  • Bob
    Bob
    10/5/2015 10:53 AM

    Why not include a resealable plastic bag with it so there is no wasted material? Most of the comments below ask for a solution.

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 11:50 AM

    @Bob Fiber Fix is water activated, once you open the air tight package it will begin to harden from the water that is in the air. We do not recommend saving any for later, that being said we offer three different sizes to prevent any unnecessary waste. If you feel that you are going to have to much you can do two repairs at the same time.

  • Mark
    Mark
    10/5/2015 1:13 PM

    @Tyson That is good only if you have two repairs to do at the same time and often you cannot delay doing one job until another one comes along. Also, the three lengths, 40", 50" and 60" again is usually much to much for most single jobs.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 1:41 PM

    Hi Mark, the way in which you use FiberFix makes the lengths fairly appropriate. You are not merely wrapping it around the broken part, you are wrapping above and below to create a sturdy bond throughout the surface. In doing so, the length doesn't seem as excessive as it appears.

  • David
    David
    10/5/2015 10:54 AM

    Would this stuff be strong enough to repair fiberglass tent poles, and/or the ferrules that connect the tent pole segments?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 11:51 AM

    @David Yes, absolutely! Tent poles are great and common use of FiberFix.

  • Michael
    Michael
    10/5/2015 10:58 AM

    I have used this before. It is amazing for hammer handles and such. I even used it to repair some metal legs on a sun shade that broke during a storm. I have fixed a cracked exhaust pipe on my Quad along with a broken weld on one of the steel racks.

    Absolutely amazing and (unusual in today's world)

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 12:17 PM

    Thanks so much for the testimonial and kind words, Michael!

  • Kathy
    Kathy
    10/5/2015 10:59 AM

    I have a question, will this repair a window cracked in the corner of a screen door?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 12:47 PM

    @Kathy We don't recommend FiberFix for window repairs.

  • Dave
    Dave
    10/5/2015 11:02 AM

    Can this product be used in conjunction with -- or replacement for -- Oatley plumbing repair stick/putty?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 11:54 AM

    @Dave FiberFix is water tight to about 70 PSI. FiberFix can be used as a replacement for or over the top of the plumbing putty.

  • Tom
    Tom
    10/5/2015 12:06 PM

    What about 12.5 PSI...? Asking for a friend.

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 12:38 PM

    @Tom Yes, FiberFix will be airtight for 12.5 PSI. Just make sure you follow the directions included with the product and you should be just fine!

  • Pete
    Pete
    10/5/2015 11:05 AM

    I am looking to repair a plastic trash can which has split . Similar to what you show in the repair of the red container. The area of the split is near the handle and it would require the patch to fit some contours and angles. With the 3 x 3 patch , can this be done? Can the patch be cut with scissors or such? How long to cure with a UV flashlight?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 12:50 PM

    @Pete Yes it can. It is flexible and can fit around corners and contours. It can also be cut with scissors. With a UV flashlight it will take about 10 minutes. After you apply the patch, I would take it outside to set up in the sun. If you can't take it outside, a UV flashlight would work just fine.

  • Michael
    Michael
    10/5/2015 11:08 AM

    Can I use this for repairs to rust spots on an auto?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 1:43 PM

    Hi Michael, it will depend on the part of the car you are using it on. Was there a specific part you were thinking of?

  • Regina
    Regina
    10/5/2015 11:14 AM

    I have an almond colored fiberglass bath/shower that has a crack in the bottom of it. I don't want to use the black as I don't know how I can make paint stick to the tape once it has cured in an area that constantly get moisture. Can the 3 x 3 patches be cut in half and butted up against one another to perform the same type seal? What would you recommend?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 12:54 PM

    @Regina for your bathtub, I would recommend using the Rigid Patch, as the FiberFix Original Repair Wrap cannot be laid flat. You can sand and paint the Rigid Patch after it has set. The Rigid Patch can be cut and butted up to each other, just make sure you follow the instructions properly.

  • Dave
    Dave
    10/5/2015 11:20 AM

    Repair a broken bike frame? Really? Permanently? So it's as safe to ride as if it hadn't been broken?

    How well does it stick to plastic?

    The fixed hose didn't leak from UNDER the fix? If so, impressive.

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 1:07 PM

    @Dave FiberFix can permanently fix a bike! We have even tried it ourselves!



    It will adhere to plastic, just make sure that you rough up the surface before hand. FiberFix is also water tight up to 70 PSI. It is truly and amazing product!

  • Dale
    Dale
    10/5/2015 2:51 PM

    @Tyson So when they broke their arm during the accident in the video, could you use Fiberfix to repair the broken arm then? :P

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 2:56 PM

    Haha I'd recommend asking a doctor first, Dale! Maybe it could, but I wouldn't want to be you when the cast is ready to come off ;)

  • jim
    jim
    10/5/2015 11:22 AM

    Can this product be used in an under water application?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 1:18 PM

    @jim FiberFix can be applied underwater!

  • Jeffrey
    Jeffrey
    10/5/2015 11:36 AM

    I used FiberFix last year (purchased @ ACE HARDWARE) to repair old plumbing rusted through three feet of ancient under sink fittings. Saved me pulling sink and installing all new pipes. No leaks. Handles hot/cold water temp changes of dailey use. This product exceeds expectations and is available for individual discovery at Grommet.com

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 11:42 AM

    Thanks so much for the testimonial, Jeffrey! Glad to hear it worked even better than you expected!

  • Victoria
    Victoria
    10/5/2015 11:39 AM

    Can this product be used to patch a very large hole in drywall?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 12:44 PM

    @Victoria We actually have a different product called Wall Doctor that is perfect for patching dry wall holes. You can request that The Grommet sell this product, but the Rigid Patch does not work on dry wall.

  • christopher
    christopher
    10/5/2015 12:17 PM

    if you accidently get it on your skin, what are the ramifications/instruction for removal, including any hazard? thank you, great Grommet!

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 12:43 PM

    @christopher The resin is non-toxic, and won't harm you in anyway. It will come off naturally, but it might take a few days. If you have gotten some of the resin on your skin we would recommend rubbing something abrasive, like a nail file, or sand paper, gently over the resin to help remove it quicker.

  • Vicki
    Vicki
    10/5/2015 12:28 PM

    What kind of paint works with this product? I'd like to fix a hard sided suitcase that was dropped and now has a hole in it. Advice is welcome.

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 1:22 PM

    @Vicki I would recommend using the Rigid Patch on that kind of fix. After it has cured, you can sand it and then paint it. Any type of paint will work with the Rigid Patch.

  • Ty
    Ty
    10/5/2015 12:31 PM

    I can use duct tape on the moon...can I use FiberFix on the moon?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 1:15 PM

    Hi TY, because there is no moisture on the moon, theoretically FiberFix wouldn't cure as soon as you opened it and would probably give you more time to work with the material. But then you have the issue of exposing water on the moon to actually work with it. Not ideal. My suggestion would be to do all the repairs in the ship or capsule you are traveling in. In that case, yes, you can use FiberFix on the moon and create a stronger bond than duct tape, which I am sure is no piece of cake to use on the lunar surface either. My question for you, can I come with?

  • Deanna
    Deanna
    10/5/2015 12:34 PM

    I think this is great if your only option is duct tape. But how does this compare to Bondic?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 12:49 PM

    Hi Deanna, I asked the same question when the product was being pitched. Bondic is for smaller fixes: glasses, headphones, etc. FiberFix is for lawn tools and larger objects. If you have them both, you might never have to replace something in your house again.

  • Douglas
    Douglas
    10/5/2015 12:36 PM

    Will this product work on a tar and gravel roof, to patch cracks, if you move the gravel?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 1:45 PM

    @Douglas We would not recommend the Rigid Patch for this type of fix. The Rigid Patch is intended for hard, rigid surfaces. A tar roof would be too soft to use the Rigid Patch on. As the tar heats up and expands, it would cause the seal between the patch and the roof to break.

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    10/5/2015 12:52 PM

    Hi! I have a wooden shed that is starting to dry rot around the bottom edge. Would this be an appropriate use of the rigid repair tape?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 1:44 PM

    Hi Elizabeth, if you can wrap it around the surface, it would be a great use for FiberFix!

  • Isabel
    Isabel
    10/5/2015 1:00 PM

    Do you recommend the Rigid Repair Patch to seal a rain gutter seam that leaks?

    Does one have to use all 4 of the Patch's in the pack at the same time?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 1:26 PM

    @Isabel the Rigid Repair Patch will work perfectly for your leaky rain gutter! You can also sand it down and paint it to match! Each patch comes individually wrapped, so you can use them when you want!

  • Dave
    Dave
    10/5/2015 1:06 PM

    It's worth reading the many negative reviews at Amazon to get an idea of where this product does NOT work well, such as fixing leaks in hose or pipe carrying water under pressure. The Grommet would build trust by presenting info about both the strengths and the weaknesses of a product.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 1:29 PM

    Hi Dave, thanks for the comment. We present you the consumer with the opportunity to ask the Maker about the strengths and weaknesses about a product. That is one of the many ways we build trust and a pretty unique one at that. And actually, as long as you rough up the surfaces a bit so that FiberFix may better grip them, fixing a hose and a pipe carrying water under 60 PSI are two great applications for FiberFix. This highlights the advantage of talking directly to the Maker and not relying on random people on the internet.

  • Mark
    Mark
    10/5/2015 1:10 PM

    The problem with the fiber fix is, once you wet it to activate it, you cannot reuse it, so it is basically good for one job, no matter the size, so it ends up being expensive for a small fix and wasting much product.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 1:18 PM

    Hi Mark, thanks for the comment. Well that's the thing, FiberFix is meant for large fixes so you do not waste money on another large product when the old one would work perfectly fine if it were reinforced by some sort of wrap that hardens like steel...something like FiberFix.

  • ROSE
    ROSE
    10/5/2015 1:12 PM

    Will this patch work on a leather car seat? Need to get it re-upholstered but need a temporary fix...

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 1:37 PM

    @ROSE We would not recommend using the Rigid Patch for a leather car seat. The Rigid Patch is intended to fix hard, rigid surfaces. I am afraid that leather would be to flexible.

  • Debra
    Debra
    10/5/2015 3:31 PM

    @Rose Another Grommet product would be great for repairing your leather seat is Tear Mender. Fixed the seats in my van months ago and the repair has stayed good, even through an Arizona summer.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 3:37 PM

    Thanks for the tip, Debra! Find it here, folks!

  • Alyson
    Alyson
    10/5/2015 1:18 PM

    Would you be able to re-drill holes through this product that were in a piece of wood that was being repaired? Would that compromise the strength of the product?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 1:34 PM

    @Alyson once The FiberFix Original Repair Wrap and the Rigid Patch have hardened, you can drill directly through the product! If it is a small hole or a screw it will not compromise the strength of the product.

  • Matt
    Matt
    10/5/2015 1:20 PM

    On packaging, I do think the 1 use per pack is a drawback. Waiting for that one perfect use in which you don't waste it may result in never using it. What about sealing the tape strips / rolls in a thin plastic of some type like singles of cheese are- then you cut off the length you need and seal the end, thus no air gets to the unused tape surface- Matt

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 2:02 PM

    Hi Matt, there are very few cases in which you would be wasting the material. Most repairs could use the entire wrap to ensure a stronger bond around the break. The more you use, the stronger the repair. I think the solution you suggest might need to be a bit more complicated than a Kraft singles plastic sleeve, but maybe Tyson knows something I don't. I'll let him jump in with further details.

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 2:05 PM

    @Matt We are in the process of making smaller household strips for smaller repairs. FiberFix Original Repair Wrap needs to be wrapped around itself in order to be water tight or to have any sort of strength. Because of that we don't make very small strips.

  • snype
    snype
    10/5/2015 7:21 PM

    @Tyson Something might help, because wasting tape seems to be the biggest concern, is a video showing how many inches it actually takes to wrap around various repairs x number of times. Maybe print a tape measure on a plastic strip same dimensions as your wraps so people can see the numbers and how many inches it takes to wrap around various objects for suggested uses of the product. Or simply come up with a list of things and the average amount of tape it would take for each repair. Example small tool handles like hatchet and hammers, larger tool handles like shovels, pick axes, wheelbarrows and so on.

  • snype
    snype
    10/5/2015 7:40 PM

    @Tyson Just had another idea. A simple chart that lists various circumferences in inches, how many wraps around the item are recommended for repair and total inches someone would need for that repair. For example: an item with a 4 inch circumference would need ___ wraps around it using approximately ___ inches, etc. People would measure the circumference of their item,then look at the chart and have an idea what to expect.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 9:10 PM

    Hi Snype, thanks for the comments and suggestions. I'm not sure where the idea originated, but if all goes as planned, you should use the entire roll. I think folks are underestimating just how much it takes to ensure that you have created that steel-strength bond. It is pretty much the entire roll. They are working on a smaller version, but the lengths they have chosen, were for a reason and that is to fit the objects we show in the video and in pictures.

  • C
    C
    10/5/2015 1:28 PM

    Can your product be used to repair cracks in concrete either outside or inside?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 1:34 PM

    Hi C, no, I'm afraid you will have to repair concrete with concrete.

  • christopher
    christopher
    10/5/2015 1:29 PM

    I'm thinking this would be great as a preventive application when say, an axe is new, to keep the handle from damage BEFORE use? feel free to use my idea if you want for making better products! what do you think?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 1:39 PM

    @christopher A lot of people have used FiberFix to reinforce their tools! It is a great use of FiberFix!

  • m
    m
    10/5/2015 2:47 PM

    Sounds like a great product. My garden hose is waiting. can you tell us - is it made in USA?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 2:54 PM

    @m FiberFix is the perfect product for your garden hose! FiberFix is made in China.

  • horn
    horn
    10/5/2015 2:52 PM

    I have an Aluminum gutter( it's called a super gutter - used to attach my pool cage to the house. It is leaking water at a seam and it drips all over my lanai. Will this product work for this application?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 2:59 PM

    @horn yes, the Rigid Repair Patch will work for perfectly for that!

  • Tom
    Tom
    10/5/2015 3:13 PM

    Hi Tyson. I have to back up Michael when he said in previous posts about the lengths. 40" or even 60" isn't too long if you properly wrap an item. Since you are wrapping on both sides of a break, it doesn't take very long to use a decent length of wrap. Any idea as to what the shelf life might be for this product? Sounds like this is one those items a person should never be without. Tom

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 3:43 PM

    Tom, you are right! To insure a proper fix on your repair you have to use quite a bit of product. The shelf life of FiberFix is about three years.

  • Mary
    Mary
    10/5/2015 3:19 PM

    Sounds great. I am a woman that does a lot of small fixes around the house. Can this item be put in a zip lock bag with silica gel to keep dry?

    Mary

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 3:47 PM

    Mary, Fiber Fix is water activated, once you open the air tight package it will begin to harden from the water that is in the air. We do not recommend saving any for later, that being said we offer three different sizes to prevent any unnecessary waste.

  • Debra
    Debra
    10/5/2015 3:45 PM

    I have kind of a unique situation that I am wondering if this will work on. Someone else asked about it being drilled through and the answer was yes. My son, in a fit, somehow pulled his door, hinges, screws and all, off the door frame. This left holes in the frame that are to big to simply screw the door back in place. Would I be able to either roll up some of the tape and fill the holes with it, wait for it to set up and then drill new holes, or would applying the patch material over the holes be strong enough to keep the door in place? Or maybe a combination of the two?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 3:56 PM

    Debra, We would not recommend using FiberFix for that type of repair. We don't think that it is the best fit for our product, you might have better luck with another product.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    10/5/2015 3:47 PM

    Is this something we could use as a healing treatment for cracked horse hooves? Would it be safe? What chemicals could cause harm?

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 4:07 PM

    @Jennifer The FiberFix Original Repair Wrap has to be wrapped around the broken object in order for it to work properly. If you can wrap the hoof then you should be just fine! Just remember that FiberFix is intended to be a permanent repair and will be hard to get off in the future. The chemicals in FiberFix will not harm the horses or the users. Let us know what you decide to do!

  • Val
    Val
    10/5/2015 9:46 PM

    @Jennifer-trying to remove it afterward so the crack can be properly addressed could harm the hoof wall/skin on the fetlock if you wrapped it all the way around. The patch may work in an emergency though.

  • William
    William
    10/5/2015 3:58 PM

    Could you uses say 20 inches on a job and reseal using a food saver type vacuum type machine?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 4:03 PM

    Hi William, it is not recommended to try saving pieces for later as efficacy will diminish. It's best to use the entire roll and solidify the repair.

  • Robert
    Robert
    10/5/2015 4:08 PM

    I'm puzzled about the 3x3-inch patch. The ad photo shows a plastic bucket being repaired. Why would anyone spend $13 to fix a $5 pail?

    For that matter why spend $13 to wrap a $10 wooden shovel handle? Pleas explain the economics....

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 4:20 PM

    @Robert for $13.00 you are receiving more than one fix. The 3x3-inch Rigid Patch is a multi-pack and it comes with 4 patches. For $13 dollars you are getting 4 fixes. You can use the patches on a variety of different things. For instance, you might use a Rigid Patch on your rain gutter. Using a Rigid Patch would be a less costly permanent fix than replacing your rain gutter entirely. You would also save some time as it cures in 5-10 minutes.

  • Mike
    Mike
    10/5/2015 4:31 PM

    I have a vent pipe on my roof that is leaking. Will this product work to wrap around the pipe to seal the rain water from going down the pipe?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 5:27 PM

    That it will, Mike!

  • Cliff
    Cliff
    10/5/2015 5:59 PM

    I have a travel trailer and the fiberglass cover on my propane tanks has a few cracks, they do not make the cover for after market sales so I can not replace it. Would this work on the fiberglass where it has cracked? (cracked area has a slight curve)

  • Tyson
    Tyson – Special Guest
    10/5/2015 6:28 PM

    @Cliff the Rigid Patch would work perfectly for that! The Rigid Patch it flexible until it hardens, so the curve in the fiber glass shouldn't be a problem!

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    10/5/2015 6:42 PM

    You should stick it between two airtight strips of weak adhesive backing to allow the remainder to be preserved after cutting off the desired length.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 9:12 PM

    Hi Ryan, thanks for the comment. They are working on a smaller version, but you shouldn't have any issues with the length of the roll. The sizes were chosen for a reason and it is to fit most of the heavy duty objects you would fix with it. If there is any roll left over, it will be very minimal.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    10/5/2015 8:36 PM

    Hi! Will this adhere to skin in the same way it does other things? I know that sounds silly but I am a barefoot runner and have spent the last year searching for something to stick to the bottom of my foot that can get wet and not come off. I do not like all the barefoot shoes they have out there. I merely want a piece of material that I can slap on and run with when the conditions are bad (i.e. wet, glass, etc.) and not worry about it falling off. I've tried superglue and duct tape but those don't hold. Do you think this would? Right now I am using the Dr. Scholl's Fast Flat super thin ballet shoes but I still don't like having a shoe on. Let me know your thoughts!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/5/2015 9:20 PM

    Hi Jennifer, I would not recommend putting FiberFix on your feet for running. I am not a doctor, but because you shouldn't purposefully put it on your skin, I can't see it being successful. I imagine it will hurt immensely. Maybe I am completely wrong, but I doubt it. At the very least, definitely consult a doctor. Good news: if the toe of your Dr. Scholl's Fast Flat ballet shoe gets damaged, you might be able to use this!

  • Val
    Val
    10/5/2015 9:43 PM

    For the rigid patch-it states a 5-15 minute cure time. Is that a tacky cure, or a hard, sandable cure?

    Thanks!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/6/2015 9:25 AM

    That would be hard and sandable, Val!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/6/2015 9:25 AM

    That would be hard and sandable, Val!

  • Larry
    Larry
    10/5/2015 11:25 PM

    I have a wooden kick panel at my front door. The wood is starting to rot. Could this product be attached to the panel flat?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    10/6/2015 9:24 AM

    Hi Larry, if the patch is big enough to fit the space, it could work, but unless you can wrap FiberFix around the area, the roll won't be effective.

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