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FiberFix aims to make duct tape look pathetic

By Ben Coxworth
October 28, 2013

People may make jokes about how duct tape can be used to fix just about anything, but a new product is claimed to be 100 times stronger than our matte-silver friend. It's called FiberFix, and it's a tape impregnated with a resin that reportedly "hardens like steel."

To use FiberFix, you just immerse a length of it in water, wrap that wet tape around the broken item in question, and allow it to set. Although it takes 24 hours to cure completely, it should begin to harden within just a few minutes, and will set to its hard consistency within about 10 – so you need to work with it quickly. Once set, it can be sanded or painted, and will be completely waterproof.

While it's apparently non-toxic, its makers warn against getting the resin on skin, clothes, tools or other places where you don't want it, as it will be very difficult to remove once it's set ... they also advise against using it to make an arm cast, in case you were wondering.

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I wonder

if this could be used for body work since it is sandable?

Same thought

Sounds way easier to work with than bondo.

The only concern I think?

The only concern I think would be how it adheres to other materials like metal? It may only stick to it's self best. I would also wonder about the thickness of it when applied in layers to fill an area. Are the fibers going to be hanging loose at the edge of each layer after feathering it smooth? I guess it would have to be played with a bit to find out because basically it is just fiberglass cloth strips and would be worked the same way.

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Gaffer tape often works better than Duct Tape

..and it appears that Fiber Fix is a different beast in that it needs to cure and is inflexible there-after.

I mostly use Gaffer tape (tape used by stage-hands, found in musical supply stores) because it isn't too sticky (like Duct Tape) and is made to be removed from carpet and flooring without leaving a sticky mess behind. It's also easier to handle (is more forgiving if you bump the sticky side onto something you didn't intend).

Just a tip.

this was just on shark tank the tv show over the weekend

the person who invented the cast for broken bones probably has a legitimate lawsuit against this so called new invention.

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The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Yep

Because this is the exact same stuff they use for casts. It is fiberglass cloth gauze impregnated with water activated resin. I have been looking for a source for this stuff ever since I saw how amazing it was when I had my arm cast several years back.

They first wrapped my arm with about a 1/4 inch of cotton gauze and then wet and wrapped this stuff pretty much just like the gauze. Indestructible after it is hardened. What a fantastic bugout item to have in your inventory.

The reason they warn about direct contact with skin is because it gets hot while the chemicals react during set up, hence the layer of cotton gauze. Actually I wouldn't mind just getting some of the resin it's self. Brush it on and spray it with water, Done!

I found they have it pretty well guarded.

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It's called Ortho-glass.

(That may be a brand name; I don't know.) It's readily sold online from medical supply stores and auction sites like eBay.

Thank you!

I will search it down. I'll tell you what, it is the most incredible stuff I have ever seen. I tried to destroy it with no success in my very extremely physical line of work. It was indestructible in normal to extreme use as a cast.

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If it is indestructible, then how did you get the cast off?

..just pointing out a technical detail.

For my cast,

it was cut on two sides before it ever cured. It still stayed in place fine, considering I wasn't supposed to put weight on it anyway. It was completely stuck to the gauze underneath so the cast didn't separate along the cuts.

I don't know what they do for eight year olds. Maybe they know where to score the cast to eight-year-old proof it?

Defend Liberty!

Did you really expect an answer to this question?

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Actually, No, lol

I was hoping you understood that under normal and even extreme use as a "cast" it is indestructible.

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I guess I didn't read the disclaimer on the cast.

I guess I didn't read the disclaimer on the cast; saying this cast is indestructible except in cases where it is destructible.

Now that you mention it, it's probably not a good idea to use a cast to pulverize concrete while your arm is trying to heal.

B.T.W. I learned at an early age not to try to disprove some claims.
In kindergarten, I disproved a toy-makers claim that their green slim would not stick to your hair. I had to sneak out to my locker to hide my head from everyone until I made it to the shower at home.

I was right!! Uhhg.

Tell you what...

Tell you what, It truly is amazing stuff. I am a heavy truck tech and continued to work as normal the whole time I had it on. If any line of work could put it to the extreme abuse test it was mine. I had to use a metal cut off wheel to remove it and it didn't cut easy, in fact I had to change out the wheel halfway through because it packed up with resin, became polished, and quit cutting. lol

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Stay tuned...

Nevermind that the shovel is 15 to get a new one

:-)

???

wasn't this just on shark tank last week,,,,,, they got a huge deal,,,, multiple sharks wanted in