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Plastic Padding Leak Fix

The Plastic Padding Leak Fix will help repair your leaks in a jiffy!
Average Customer Rating:
4.2 out of 5
4.2
 out of 
5
(5 Reviews) 5
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Rating Snapshot (5 reviews)
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4 of 5(80%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend 
Customer Questions & Answers:
7 Questions | 5 Answers
Customer Reviews for Plastic Padding Leak Fix
Review 1 for Plastic Padding Leak Fix
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Amazing stuff, but work with it fast!!,
September 19, 2013
By GrahamSC
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: does what it says, hardens like rock, sticks incredibly well
Cons: hardens fast need to be fully prepared!!
"I purchased this to get me out of a bit of a bind. An oil cooler bypass pipe on my gearbox had corroded through in one spot, and the pipe was shedding precious gearbox oil. I knew exactly where the hole in the pipe was.
So I purchased Leak Fix, drained the oil out the gearbox, degreased the outside of the steel pipe. I then got a narrow strip of old (but clean) material and soaked it in this stuff and wrapped it around the area where the hole was, like a bandage.
Within the minutes the product had hardened and looked like it was sticking seriously well. I repeated the above and then did a final layer of just the Leak Fix by itself, without the material. Finally, of course, I replaced the gearbox oil.
The pipe has not dropped a single spot of oil since! I am very impressed with how effective this product is!! I will definitely be keeping a tube of this around the house/garage, as I can see it being useful for many things!!
The only advice I would give is make sure you realise this stuff starts to harden as soon as the hardener is mixed in. You need to work very fast with it!! But as long as you have prepared everything first, you should be right. Also it was a very warm day when I was doing the repair (~22ºC) which also increases the speed at which it hardens, so YMMV.
All in all, a great product and nice to finally use a product that behaves exactly as it says on the box. Really very impressed with it and for the money, a great alternative to replacing the pipe!"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Plastic Padding Leak Fix
Overall Rating 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
leak repair,
January 29, 2012
By burnleyorganic
Quality 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Cons: not worth the money for fuel tanks
"i would not recommend this for fixing fuel leaks as its not worth the money when you can get a new fuel tank or pipe for less in the long run."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Age Group: Under 25
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Pro-Performance - I'II always buy the best quality regardless of price
Family: I'm Single - With No Children
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: More than 3
-3points
4out of 11found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Plastic Padding Leak Fix
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Lasting Repair,
May 08, 2011
By Bilgerat
from London
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: does what it says on the tin
"Our radiator cap and neck came away from the radiator top whilst on holiday. Used this product as a quick and dirty roadside repair to get us home. No thorough preparation, just a quick wipe to ensure the surfaces were dry and cleanish then smeared the stuff round. Still leak free a year later!."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: More than 3
+5points
5out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Plastic Padding Leak Fix
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
good stuff,
September 01, 2010
By fedupnow67
from notts
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
"this is really excellent stuff fix my petrol tank no problems"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Male
+10points
10out of 10found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Plastic Padding Leak Fix
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Fixed Leak,
May 24, 2009
By tripletriple
from Nottingham
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
"Used a yorkshire fitting on radiator piping that sprang a very small leak after 24 hours. Used electrical tape to stop the water running and then covered it permanently with leak fix.
No more leaking since then and been like that for the last 3 months so I reckon its permanent - and saved having to drain down the radiator system again!
"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
+7points
7out of 7found this review helpful.