Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY! But WAIT!
Ok, don’t. But if you’ve got a second, click through the link below and check out the late night TV infomercial for Flex Seal. (No, I’m not kidding. The video that autoplays on the page appears to be their infomercial. They didn’t even bother to clip off the spot at the end where the people running the ad lay in the phone number to call.) As far as I can tell, it’s pretty similar to the spray version of Plasti-Dip, but with a different marketing schtick: They claim this stuff will seal roofs and gutters.
I’ll admit that I’m more than a little skeptical. In fact, I get the same kind of feel from this that I get from radiator Stop Leak. Sure, it might work temporarily. But it doesn’t address the core problem, like the fact that your roof is damaged (or improperly shingled) or your gutters are corroding into dust.
Still, I can already hear Sean’s voice lofting across the office reminding me that infomercials aside, products like this sometimes have a use. I wonder how it’d work to make grippy footings on a lawn mower deck. And hey, sometimes you have a need to fix something quick, quality be damned. (You know what I’m talking about.)
So what do you think? Stupid? Brilliant? Worth $10 a can?
Flex Seal [Heinous Infomercial Site] (Warning: Autoplay Video)