About 5 Second Fix

5 Second Fix is a liquid plastic welding compound that becomes solid when exposed to UV light, which the company claims will allow you to fix, fill, repair, and seal virtually anything in 5 seconds or less, including plastic, metal, wood, glass, and more.

Compared to other bonding agents, 5 Second Fix is claimed to allow you to position and reposition until you’re ready to make the bond permanent, which can help you avoid a sticky mess. On top of this, 5 Second Fix’s liquid plastic resin is claimed to dry clear, which can then be sanded and painted for an unnoticeable repair.

Sure, 5 Second Fix might seem like something extraordinary, but it this really the case? And will it provide a solid value for your money? Consider the following:

Does 5 Second Fix Actually “Weld” Anything?

In short, no.

Instead, the plastic resin contained in 5 Second Fix remains a liquid until exposed to UV light, at which point it quickly hardens, turns into a solid, and forms a strong bond between 2 materials. On top of this, plastic resins can be used to form simple 3D objects (such as a key hook), which is something that traditional bonding agents can’t accomplish.

As such, it might be better to think of 5 Second Fix as a bonding agent, similar to glue, but without the possible mess and with some added capabilities.

Will 5 Second Fix Hold 400 Pounds?

In the 5 Second Fix commercial, we see 5 Second Fix applied to a frayed steel cable, which is then used to pull a full size pickup truck into a trailer. But is this for real?

While we don’t have any reason to disbelieve the 400-pound claim, it should be noted that “As Seen on TV” manufacturers often carefully create these tests under very specific circumstances. As such, 5 Second Fix may not be able to withstand 400 pounds of force in all situations.

Other Liquid Plastic Resin Options

While the first liquid plastic resin pen to appear on the market was Bondic, the genre has recently exploded with many “As Seen on TV” manufacturers jumping on the bandwagon with their own versions, including Lazer Bond and BondTastic. In fact, if you take a look at each of these products, you’ll see that their designs are nearly identical to one another.

Compared to these other options though, 5 Second Fix is claimed to be sandable and paintable, which could certainly be a big advantage if you’re looking to achieve the best looking repairs (and who isn’t?).

With this said, this means that you have plenty of liquid plastic pens from which to choose. On top of this, many of these might be available at your local hardware or home improvement store, which could help you save money on S&H charges if you’re dissatisfied, not to mention making the return process as easy as hopping in your car.

Online Customer Reviews for 5 Second Fix

While there weren’t any online customer reviews available for 5 Second Fix at the time of our research, the product is manufactured by Ontel Products Corp, one of the bigger players within the “As Seen on TV” industry. As such, Ontel also makes popular ASOTV products such as Veggetti, Foot Angel, Miracle Copper Socks, and more.

Among more than 100 HighYa reader reviews for these products, they held an average rating of 3 stars. While some customers claimed to have had positive experiences, the most common complaints appeared to revolve around failure to work as advertised and poor quality, although this doesn’t mean you’ll experience the same with 5 Second Fix.

5 Second Fix Pricing & Refund Policy

Two 5 Second Fix pens and 2 carrying cases are priced at $19.99 plus free S&H.

5 Second Fix also comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. In order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at 844-239-0488.

Does 5 Second Fix Belong in Your Toolbox?

Chopping to the point: Liquid plastic resin pens seem to be all the rage in DIY circles nowadays, and 5 Second Fix appears to be a new addition. However, this popularity means you have lots of options from which to choose, which almost certainly includes local options that are easier to buy—and return if you’re dissatisfied.

Compared to many of these other options though, 5 Second Fix appears to provide 2 unique advantages:

  1. The company claims it can be sanded and painted for the cleanest possible repairs, and
  2. Comes with free S&H.

As such, although we almost always recommend purchasing these types of products locally, 5 Second Fix appears to be a solid option if you’re only interested in buying online.

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127 Customer Reviews for 5 Second Fix

Average Customer Rating: 2.0
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 28 4 stars: 2 3 stars: 4 2 stars: 7 1 stars: 86
Bottom Line: 24% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Excellent product

    I have used this product on many products, and it has worked perfectly. I even used it on a high-pressure hose with a hole, and it sealed in five seconds. No more leaks.

    I would recommend it to all my friends. I was very surprised it did not work for some people.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    What a a JOKE!

    If you need to glue something and get results, use Gorilla Glue because this crap DOES NOT work. I used it on solar lights, I even let it set for 24 hrs, and when I picked it up, it did not hold. It sounds and looks like I'm not the only person who fell for their lies.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Does actually work for certain projects

    I bought this through PCH, and it came with a full glue stick and working UV light. I think I paid $9.99. It worked to bond together a clear vegetable crisper drawer that had cracked. The replacement drawer would have cost me $65.

    I also tried it to repair a plastic handle with less favorable results. However, reading the other comments, I think I will use epoxy on the handle and hold it in place with the bonding agent after application. That will eliminate me having to hold the handle in place for a long period of time while the epoxy dries.

    All in all, for the price and the uses of the product, I was pleasantly surprised. It sounds like there may be knock-off products out there from bad websites, which I would not buy.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Yes it works well, it just isn't glue

    I actually have used this product to repair a broken vegetable bin drawer and to reattach a refrigerator handle. If you use it to bond plastic to plastic and you understand the limits of the UV light penetration, it works exceptionally well in places where crazy glue won't.

    I highly recommend it and completely disagree with those who reviewed it negatively. They may have tried to use it like glue and improperly bonded it. When done right, it works wonderfully!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Of course it does not work

    • Madison, MS,
    • Apr 8, 2017

    Plain and simple, it does not work. Just another BS product priced cheaply to get you to try it. Don't bother.

    Metal to metal did not work. It only creates a soft blob with no hardening, regardless of UV exposure time. I bought this through Pub Clearing House.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    5 Second Fix?

    • Ontario, Canada,
    • Apr 8, 2017

    It sounded too good to be true, and it was.

    5 Second Fix is a gimmick. I tried it on a few different items, including leather, plastic, synthetic, etc. and it never glued anything. I used the light even longer than 5 seconds, and nothing was fixed. I added even more glue time and time again, thinking I did not add enough in the beginning. It NEVER worked.

    In the end, I would say it is better to buy the normal quick fix glues that are cheaper and actually work.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Doesn't work!

    • New York, NY,
    • Apr 8, 2017

    I'm not even sure where to start!

    1. You need way more than just 5 seconds! More like 15 minutes.

    2. You need A LOT of it; like a thick ball of glue on both ends.

    3. Don't try to use the item half an hour later; it will detach!

    4. Be ready to use your mouth as a light holder if you need to keep both pieces together while the glue/light works its "miracle."

    After 45 minutes of dealing with this glue and seeing my sunglasses falling apart, I decided to take even more time and to write a review. Don't buy it, it is a waste of time and money. Super glue would do the job so much better!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Worked great.

    • Texas,
    • Apr 1, 2017

    I had a few broken ceramic figurines that meant a lot to me. I have tried all kinds of glue to fix them (Super Glue, Gorilla Glue, etc.) and none of them worked. But I tried 5 Second Fix as my last resort. And to my husband's amazement, it worked. He salvaged my keepsakes, and I am pleased that it worked. And I will purchase it again.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Not concerned with tornadoes anymore

    Our house was mostly destroyed in the 2011 tornadoes that swept through Alabama. Now, thanks to the 5 Second Fix we are getting things back to normal. This has worked on everything so far. Wood to wood. Plastic to metal to glass. Is there anything that it can't do? I'm going up on the roof tomorrow to see if I can get it back together. Wish me luck.

    I have five more packages being sent ASAP. This is a product that insurance companies will be getting their hands on soon. Tow truck drivers should carry it with them and fix the problems right then and there. No need for a tow. Just get the problem fixed and be on your way. There are going to be many happy customers, and it is going to put a lot of other companies out of business I hate to say.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 15 out 18 people found this review helpful

    5 Second Fix

    • Darwin, Australia,
    • Feb 9, 2017

    "If it is too good to be true, it usually is."

    Don't bee a fool like me; take your money and spend it on yourself. This product's ad was rubbish, and there is no way this product will bond anything from what I have experienced. Shame on your Ontel for ripping off people expecting to receive a product that does what you claim. It is very disappointing.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 18 out 20 people found this review helpful

    Conned again

    • Morgan, South Australia, Australia,
    • Feb 8, 2017

    I have tried to fix all sorts of items with this so called 5 Second Fix and not one even came close to working. I believe that chewing gum would work better. All it did was make the job harder, as I had to clean all items again and then bond it with another plastic fix that worked on most items. The only thing 5 Second Fix is good for is destroying your eyesight. Do NOT buy!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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