Q: In what temperatures can I apply Flex Tape?
A: Flex Tape is best applied to surface temperatures from 20°F to 120°F. Flex Tape can withstand temperatures from -70°F to 200°F.
Q: What is the recommended storage temperature for Flex Tape?
A: Store Flex Tape in temperatures from 60°F to 100°F.
Q: Can I paint over it?
A: Most paints will not adhere to Flex Tape. However, Flex Seal aerosol may be used as a primer to transform the appearance of surfaces where Flex Tape has been applied.
Q: I’m trying to adhere it to fabric, but it’s not sticking. Is there anything I can do to prep the surface?
A: 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. Some customers have found it helpful to first prep a fabric surface with Flex Seal aerosol, let it dry, and then apply Flex Tape.
Q: Can I use it on my radiator hose?
A: No. We do not recommend using Flex Tape on radiator hoses.
Q: Can I use it on a tank used to hold gas or oil?
A: No. We do not recommend using Flex Tape on a gas or oil tank.
Q: Can I use it to repair a car or bicycle tire?
A: No. We do not recommend using Flex Tape to repair tires due to the extreme pressure.
Q: What is the maximum pressure it can withstand?
A: The maximum pressure Flex Tape can withstand will vary based on the substrate and the conditions under which it is applied. It’s always best to test a small area first.
Q: If I’m using it to patch an above ground pool, is it best to apply it to the inside or the outside of the pool?
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 to cut your Flex Tape larger than the area of the leak. You do not need to drain the pool prior to applying it. Flex Tape is a temporary, emergency repair and is not meant to be a permanent fix.
Q: Can I use it to repair an air mattress or inflatable?
A: Flex Tape can be used as a temporary, emergency repair to an air mattress or inflatable. However, it may not bond with all materials. Always test before use.