A quick fix that lasts and lasts.

May 11, 2018
A roll of FiberFix tape.
Credit: Courtesy of Walmart

Look out duct tape; FiberFix Repair Wrap is the handyman's secret weapon every homeowner deserves to know about.

Originally designed for the military, this tape is said to be 100 times stronger than duct tape, making it the perfect long-term solution to the kinds of breaks, tears and cracks that no ordinary repair adhesive can conquer. Made of a special waterproof resin, it works on all kinds of surfaces, including plumbing, cars, garden tools, sports equipment and more. You can even sand it down and paint it without compromising its integrity.

To use it, slip on a pair of gloves, soak it in water and apply it to whatever needs fixing. Once it's been wrapped around a broken object, it only takes 10 minutes to transform into a material that's said to be as strong as steel.

Since the tape's strength is formed from being able to bond to itself, layer by layer, it shouldn't be used for patch jobs. And keep in mind that it's almost impossible to get off, so don't even think about using it as an arm cast.

Prices start at $9 per roll on Walmart.com.


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