As Seen On TV: Mighty Putty

You may have seen "Mighty Putty" advertised on TV.

The so-called “super-powered epoxy” can be used to "fix, fill, or seal.”

The infomercial shows some amazing feats, but could it hold its own in our always sticky "As Seen On TV" test?

The putty comes in about a three or four-inch-long tube. When you mix the two colors, that's when this epoxy gets its mojo, so to speak.

Supposedly, you can use this stuff to patch leaks on pipes and things like that. So we'll soon find out.

You cut off a slice and then you just knead it like you would dough. By the way, this stuff does give off a bit of an odor. I think we have a uniform color here.

There, no leak.

How would it do on, say, repairing a ceramic tea cup? Let's cut off a slice and she how she does.

We're going to place it over the area that snapped off. And I'll clean off the excess around the handle.

Ok, it's been five minutes and it seems to be holding.

Now, you may have seen in the infomercial where they actually used the mighty putty to replace the handle that busted off. I'm curious as to see if it will work.

After a Pilates’ worth of kneading, we're going to see if the handle will be good enough to replace the one that old Curious George lost. We're going to wait 15 minutes.

We're going to fill her up with a beverage and hold it like we used to.


Here's another potential use for the might putty: hanging a bookshelf, where you wouldn't have to drill holes in the wall for anchors.

You just use the mighty putty as the anchor. You just push it against the wall and go from the there.

What I'm going to do is get a little broomstick just to hold it up until it dries.

We've got a couple of heavy ceramic plates -- this is, after all, a plate rack. Let's see if she holds her up ok.

The plate rack holds.

Now we’ll try the ultimate test for the Mighty Putty.

We're getting some help from our friends at Rick's 66 up on Auten Road. Can the Mighty Putty haul a 15-thousand-pound truck?

Now, before we could pull off this big truck pull, we had to bond two pieces of metal together, using the Mighty Putty. And we had to let it sit, or bond, for at least 24 hours.

As you can see in the video, Mighty Putty is able to hold while pulling a 15-thousand-pound truck.

I can tell you I'm mighty impressed with Mighty Putty.

You can say I'm stuck on it, and it gets the thumbs up.

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