Fiber Fix is one of the coolest products I’ve ever used.
I recently discovered it at the cash register while at the local hardware store.
And I decided to use it to fix my hammer after reading the box.
Fiber Fix is like duck tape on steroids, you can mend anything with it – splintered wood, broken pipes, car hoses, your daughter’s bicycle (oops on this last one).
The best part is that it doesn’t break the bank. A 2 inch wide roll costs about $9.
I’m stoked to show you this tutorial since I have a feeling you have something that could use a little TLC.
By the end of this tutorial I promise you’ll be humming the MacGyver theme song. So let’s get started 🙂
Here’s your supply list (does it get any shorter)
- Broken tool or item
- Fiber Fix Kit
- Container of Warm Water
Here’s what you’ll learn
- How to fix almost anything that’s broken
I had my doubts about how well Fiber Fix would work but those fears are totally erased.
I’ll show you why.
How to use Fiber Fix: um, I seriously think a 5 year old could use it
I wanted to use Fiber Fix to repair my hammer which I broke a last year.
This hammer is special to me since it was my father-in-law’s and he passed away 8 years ago.
The sentimental value of my hammer is really what encouraged me to buy Fiber Fix.
Enough with the tear shedding.
When you open the Fiber Fix kit you’ll see
- Nitrile Gloves
- Sealed Packet with Fiber Fix in it
- Vinyl Tape
Put on the nitrile gloves and open the packet.
Dunk the Fiber Fix into luke warm water for about 10-12 seconds. I’m not sure but I think this activates the glue or adhesive on the mesh.
Squeeze the roll of Fiber Fix like a sponge to remove most of the water.
You’ll want to apply the first layer of Fiber Fix over the worst part of the break.
Wrap Fiber Fix tightly around the broken area and 4 inches on either side of the break.
In my case, the break was an inch from the end of the hammer head and handle.
So I just started at the point on the handle that looked broken the most. I then wrapped the Fiber Fix 4 inches down the handle and worked my way back toward the head.
Once you’re done with the wrapping you need to smooth out the glue with your gloves. Do this for about 30 seconds.
Here’s the part that the directions didn’t explain all that well. The vinyl tape that comes with the kits should be wrapped around the Fiber Fix in the same direction as it was applied.
This vinyl tape keeps the Fiber Fix in place so that it makes a solid bond with the surface being repaired.
Now all you have to do is wait 10-15 minutes for Fiber Fix to do it’s thing.
If you’re in a pinch and need the fix item then go ahead and use it after 15 minutes but I waited 24 hours for my hammer to setup. Now it’s rock solid.
Here’s the complete step-by-step video tutorial, it will show you how easy it is to repair anything with Fiber Fix.
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It’s always fun to give presents 😀
I love you for dropping by Home Repair Tutor. And to show my appreciation I’m giving 3 fans their own Fiber Fix kits.
In order to qualify to win, just leave a comment on this post by the end of next Tuesday March 25th (11:59 p.m. 3/25/2014) explaining what you need to fix with Fiber Fix and why you think it will help you with your project.
The winners will be announced on Facebook and here on Home Repair Tutor.
Thanks again for dropping in, I really love hearing from you. See you in the comments.
P.S. Congrats to Pam, Marsha, and Mary. They are the 3 winners of the Fiber Fix Kits. Pam needs to fix a lamp, Marsha a chair, and Mary a hammer. Hoping they like the Kits 🙂