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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118 Customer Reviews for 5 Second Fix

Average Customer Rating: 2.0
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 23 4 stars: 2 3 stars: 4 2 stars: 7 1 stars: 82
Bottom Line: 22% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 3 out 3 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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  • 4 out 5 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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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Waste of money

    I bought 5 Second Fix with high hopes that it would work as advertised. It does not! I tried it on five different projects and materials, all of them unsuccessful. How can the UV glue cure when you weld solid material where the light cannot penetrate, anyway?

    This is a useless gimmick, and I am angry that it is still being promoted.

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

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    5 Second Fix does work

    • Levittown, NY,
    • Jan 21, 2017

    I bought two sets of 5 Second Fix and kept it around until I needed to fix something. Well, the frame of my glasses needed to be repaired, so I used 5 Second Fix and wah-la! Even after about a year on the shelf, it worked.

    I would suggest this to my friends, and I will use 5 Second Fix on items that do need to be fixed.

    Thank you 5 Second Fix, it was well worth the money.

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

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    It has worked for me in the past

    I have used it in my house, and as far as it goes, I like it. It doesn't take as long as super glue to set up and it's not as messy. With little fixes, it has worked. I've used it on metal, plastic, everything, and it doesn't hold as strong as super glue, I don't think, but it does become a plastic.

    I've used it actually even on my wiper blades when they broke on my car! I used it to bind the metal together with my wiper blade, and it has held going on six months now? I mean it doesn't work exactly how they say it will and everything, but I got it for Christmas again this year, and I (in most cases where I have used it) have been pleased.

    The only complaint I have is that when I got it in the package, some of the liquid had leaked out. But I will be buying another one.

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

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  • 7 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Bust

    • Arkansas,
    • Dec 27, 2016

    I bought the 5 Second Fix in hopes that it was the miracle fix. WRONG! It did fix my glasses, but I have not put any pressure on them. I'm hoping they hold until I can get more next week. After fixing glasses I put the stick in a drawer, the next day I got the stick from the drawer and it had leaked out. After cleaning that up I then tried fixing a broken paper towel holder. The cheap plastic ones from Walmart. I glued all the way around it and then put the light on it. I made sure to light the whole area. Then I put just a tiny bit of pressure and it snapped off. So I give it a one star. And only because my glasses are still holding after one day.

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

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  • 8 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Rubbish

    • Australia,
    • Dec 22, 2016

    Very toxic. It came with a leaking cartridge.

    They were very rude through email and made it difficult for a replacement. The product is complete rubbish too.

    Do not but!

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

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  • 9 out 11 people found this review helpful

    Impressed by 5 Second Fix

    • Minneapolis, MN,
    • Dec 18, 2016

    I read all these reviews and just had to leave my own input. I thoroughly read the instruction which a high number of dissatisfied people may not have done. I repaired my son's broken glasses and have been very impressed. He is 13 and a very active kid in sports. His glasses are holding up perfectly. I did as the instructions suggested by using thin layers. It's made pretty clear that it won't work well on a solid object that doesn't allow the UV light direct access. It's too bad that a good product gets poor reviews that seems to largely consist of "operator error" failures.

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

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  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Get me once sham on you,twice sham on me!

    This product is rubbish. But I guess if they get a million customers at $9.95 a pop they can make millions and drop out of sight. Don't buy - it doesn't work. I think Super Glue.

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

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  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Rubbish

    • Singapore,
    • Dec 3, 2016

    First product had a dead battery, I bought from Cold Storage, so took back for a replacement. Got the replacement, battery OK, but no glue! Went back and replaced that one and opened it in store to check this time.

    Got home and tried to glue a couple of arms onto a wooden figurine, it appeared to hold the arms on and after a few hours I moved the figurine into the display case.

    A few hours later, the arms started falling off one by one. What a waste of time and money.

    Avoid this product at all costs. I have since re-glued the arms with wood PVA glue, but I had to remove the useless crust of this junk product off the pieces first. The arms are strong enough to pick up the figurine with.

    My advice would be: save your money, time and sanity and buy something else.

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

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  • 9 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Laser glue pen

    • Australia,
    • Dec 1, 2016

    This is crap. When you push the laser button very hard you get a slight glimmer. Wouldn't fix a glass sculpture, plus it leaks from the bottom & it's toxic. It's a scam. My husband tried also on other things, no way was it going to work.

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

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