(MOBILE, Ala.) Broken hoses and leaky pipes cause expensive damage that nobody likes. Mighty Fixit is guaranteed to fix and seal an entire house full of repairs even your car. A blown radiator hose can be a roadside nightmare, but it's advertised that Mighty Fixit can seal it so you can get on your way.
It might look like tape but it's actually a flexible silicone wrap. The infomercial shows a cell phone dropped in water wrapped in Mighty Fixit, with the cell phone still working.
To test it we stuck with our construction expert, Rafael Maldonado.
"That's quite a claim to say they can stop a leak on a radiator hose, washer hose or even garden hose when it has pressure on it," says Maldonado.
It promises to flex like rubber and hold like steel and just like on TV it did just that when we stretched it to full capacity. Mighty Fixit has no sticky adhesive. Instead, it fuses to itself. As you wrap, it forms to fit any surface wet or dry.
"I'm gonna shut the water off and we'll wrap it with tape and turn the water back on and see if it stops the leak," says Maldonado.
Rafael wrapped the water hose then the pressure was on.
"It's squirting it out from under the tape right here. There ain't no way tape is gonna hold that water pressure back," says Maldonado.
Next, a thick tube, similar to a washing machine hose. We punctured it then poured in our orange test liquid.
"I wanted to make that hole in it spread open, so I bent it backwards and it worked fine, it didn't leak," says Maldonado.
It also promises to fix a leaky pipe without calling a plumber. Rafael put a hole in a pipe and stretched several layers around it.
"There you go no leaks," says Maldonado. To remove it you have to cut it, and it left no residue.
"You couldn't pull that. It cuts off like a big rubber band," says Maldonado.
Finally, the Mighty Fixit isn't suppose to be affected by heat which brings us to the TV claim that Mighty Fixit withstands heat to safely insulate all your wiring jobs. Now the torch test, first up electrical tape and it burns through. Next, the Mighty Fixit, which does not catch fire, but wait it does.
Maldonado says it's a dud.
The product cost us $10. We contacted the company and have not heard back yet.