Flex Shot is a sealant advertised as a way to “caulk, bond, and seal virtually everything.” Read my Flex Shot review and observations about its advertising.
About Flex Shot
Flex Shot is part of the Flex Seal family of As Seen on TV products. Other “Flex” products include original Flex Seal and Flex Seal Clear. This product is described by the makers as:
“…the revolutionary super thick rubber sealant that caulks, bonds and seals virtually everything. Flex Shot is so easy to use – giving you a perfect bead every time. And because it’s so thick, you can fill huge cracks and holes, stopping the toughest leaks instantly! Forget about those bulky caulking guns. Flex Shot is the neat and clean way to make repairs with pinpoint accuracy. Flex Shot comes out nice and thick, clings to any surface, then turns into a stretchy rubber seal that’s virtually indestructible!”
The can describes it as a “thick rubber adhesive sealant.” The official website is flexshot.com, which was registered in March 2011. The domain flexshotoffer.com has also been used in advertising in late 2014. That domain was registered in April 2014, and now forwards to flexshot.com.
How much does Flex Shot cost?
Flex Shot costs $19.99 plus $9.95 shipping. They also do not let you opt out of the second “free” Flex Shot for another $9.99 processing. This also includes a “handy can” of Flex Seal. This brings your total to $39.93.
To state again, if you order Flex Shot from the website, you will pay $39.93, not $19.99 as advertised due to shipping costs.
Flex Shot is now available in stores for about $13. If you wish to try the product, I highly recommend purchasing it from a trusted third-party vendor or locally to avoid the “get one free” gotcha.
Flex Shot TV Commercial
Below is the current television commercial for Flex Shot, which has been advertising as of December 2014. It features “Flex” products creator Phil Swift, who also appears on the back of the can.
Transcript of an earlier Flex Shot commercial:
Flex Shot, an incredible new product from Flex Seal. Hi, Phil Swift here. This is Flex Shot, the easy way to caulk, bond, and seal virtually everything, and it’s so easy to use. Flex Shot is the neat and clean way for anyone to make repairs. Flex Shot is so thick, you can fill huge cracks and holes, making everything completely waterproof. Flex Shot’s thick rubber formula gives you a perfect bead and will last up to 30 years. Messy caulks dry out. What a waste. But with Flex Shot, there’s no waste. You can use it over and over again. And it’s mildew resistant, perfect for kitchens and baths. Flex Shot looks fantastic anywhere. Ideal on weather stripping and decorative items. Flex Shot comes out nice and thick. It fills in large cracks and holes, and when you stop, it stops. And it dries to this, a super tough stretchy rubber. It expands and contracts.
Watch how water gushes out of this huge hole, but after it’s sealed with Flex Shot, there’s absolutely no leaks. That’s amazing! Imagine what you can do with the power of Flex Shot. You can get Flex Shot in white, clear, black, or almond for just $19.99, plus we’ll include this extension tube. Just twist and lock for total control. But wait, we’re going to double your order. That’s two cans of Flex Shot and two extension tubes plus I’ll throw in a free handy can of Flex Seal, the easy way to coat, seal, and stop leaks fast. During this exclusive TV offer, you’ll get two cans of Flex Shot, two extension tubes, and a free handy can of Flex Seal, all for just $19.99. Order now.
Flex Shot Review
Flex Shot advertises the promise of easy, perfect caulking. I found it virtually identical to other pressurized caulking cans on the market, which have been readily available for years. That’s not to say that the product is in any way inferior to other caulking products, but I also wouldn’t call it superior. In my tests of the product, Flex Shot performed about as expected, with acceptable bonding properties, and on par with similar products.
The advertising, however, asks viewers to take a leap of faith and believe they will suddenly find themselves proficient at caulking, which is not likely to happen. Proficient caulking requires a certain amount of practice to achieve. And not everyone is immediately aware of how to “work” caulk after it has been applied. Purchasing Flex Shot will not immediately impart this skill to consumers.
A trip to your local hardware store will yield many caulking options, some which closely resemble Flex Shot, such as DAP’s Kwick Seal or Easy Seal products, which are both under $10.
In the end, the internet offer feels like an overpriced pressurized can of ordinary caulk. A local purchase will put it about on par with its competitors price-wise.
I should also point out that if you get Flex Shot (or other caulks) on your hands, washing it with water may not remove it as easily as wiping it off with a rag or paper towel.
Other Fake Flex Shot Reviews
If you’ve gone online in search of Flex Shot reviews, you may have encountered several fake or affiliate reviews for the product. Some of these reviews are not objective because the writer is attempting to sell the product. You’ll often read one of these glowing reviews which end with a links to buy the product. Take any such review with a grain of salt.
Flex Shot performs on par with an average pressurized can of caulk. I found nothing special about its properties or its application.
The product’s biggest downfall is the cost of shipping, which makes this product about double that of similar products. I advise purchasing it online to avoid shipping charges and delays, and to give you an opportunity to price competing products.
Your Flex Shot Reviews
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Updated April 8, 2015
First published March 2014