Flex Seal Clear featuring Phil Swift
In this ad Phil Swift tells us all about Flex Seal Clear and how well it works to seal leaks
What Phil Swift says in this commercial:
Hi Phil Swift here for FlexSeal Clear. The crystal clear way to coat, seal and stop leaks fast. Just a quick shot and Flex Seal Clear fills in cracks and holes while remaining virtually invisible.
This clear rubberized coating seals and protects without changing the look of your beautiful surfaces. Protecting your car, RV or boat has never been easier.
To show you the crystal clear sealing power of Flex Seal Clear, we replaced the bottom of this boat with plexiglass, drilled over 100 holes and covered them in FlexSeal Clear. Not only does it stay afloat but Flex Seal Clear keeps all the water out of the boat. And you can see right through! Hello fishy!
Perfect for counter tops, windows and tubs. With Flex Seal Clear everything in plain sight can be sealed water tight. Don’t waste time and money fixing leaks the old fashioned way. Get Flex Seal Clear today for just $19.99. Flex Seal Clear is guaranteed to coat, seal and stop leaks fast.
But hold everything! We’re going to double your order and send you two cans of Flex Seal Clear. Now you can get the incredible power of Flex Seal in original Brite for surfaces that are light and Flex Seal Clear for everything in sight. Two cans of Flex Seal and our guarantee is clearly the most amazing deal on TV and it’s all yours for just $19.99. Call now!
Claims made by Phil Swift, what they mean, and the truth:
- What the commercial claims: Just a quick shot and Flex Seal Clear fills in cracks and holes
- What some people might think that means: I can just quickly spray it on and it will seal leaks and fill in cracks just like shown in the commercial.
- What it really means: On the screen, when Phil says “Just a quick shot and Flex Seal Clear fills in cracks and holes” the following fine print is shown:
For best results use multiple coats
It is also important to point out that this fine-print is so small and difficult to read, that even on our high-resolution monitors and even while viewing the full high-resolution HD version of this commercial blown up on the screen over 5X normal viewing size we found the fine print difficult to read. Some people would consider saying “just a quick shot” while showing fine print that contradicts the statement, to be extremely deceptive.
- What the Phil Swift said: we replaced the bottom of this boat with plexiglass, drilled over 100 holes and covered them in FlexSeal Clear
- What some people might think that means: Flex Seal can seal leaks and holes so well, that it could fill all those holes drilled in the plexiglass and the boat still floats
- What it really means: On the screen, while Phil Swift is talking about Flex Seal being sprayed on the drilled holes, the following fine print is shown:
Holes plugged then sealed with Flex Seal Clear. Multiple coats used
Does Flex Seal really seal all the holes in the bottom of the boat so it can float?
Based on what the fine print in this commercial says, NO! The fine print indicates that they drilled the holes in the plexiglass, then plugged the holes back up, then used multiple coats of FlexSeal to seal the plugged holes. Some people might think that making a claim to drill holes and using the product to seal those holes, when in fact those holes were plugged before the product was applied, to be a direct, deliberate, and deceitful attempt to trick the viewer into believing that Flex Seal actually sealed the drilled holes.
- What the Phil Swift says: Get Flex Seal Clear today for just $19.99 / We’re going to double your order and send you two cans of Flex Seal Clear .. it’s all yours for just $19.99
- What some people might think that means: I can get two cans of Flex Seal and I only have to pay $19.99
- What it really means: On the screen, when Phil Swift telling us about the great $19.99 deal, the following small print is shown:
Plus shipping & Processing fees
Upon further investigation at the GetFlexSeal.com website, we can find the following details for the $19.99 offer:
Order one large can of Flex Seal, Flex Seal Brite, or Flex Seal Clear today for only $19.99 plus $9.95 S&H and get a 2nd large can for FREE, *just pay separate $9.99 processing. You’ll receive all this for just $39.93.
How much will your $19.99 can of Flex Seal really cost?
Based on the details provided on the GetFlexSeal.com website, your two cans of Flex Seal for only $19.99 will cost you almost $40! That is double what Phil Swift tells us in the TV commercial! Some people might consider this use of fine print and “processing fees” a deliberate and deceitful attempt at tricking viewers into thinking they only have to pay $19.99. When asked, some people went so far as to give us their opinion that Phil Swift is a liar and they feel that he is flat-out lying to the viewers.
- What the Phil Swift says in the ad: Flex Seal Clear is guaranteed to coat, seal and stop leaks fast.
- What some people might think that means: Flex Seal will work just like on the TV commercial, guaranteed
- What it really means: There are no details provided for the Flex Seal guarantee given in the commercial but a quick search of the GetFlexSeal.com website finds these details on how the Satisfaction Guarantee works:
If you are not completely satisfied with Flex Seal® you have 30-days to return any UNUSED cans for a full refund, less the original processing and handling fee. Just call our customer service center at 1-800-307-6201 and ask for a return merchandise authorization number- RMA #. Once you receive the RMA# place the UNUSED cans in the original box along with the original packing slip. Clearly mark the RMA# on the outside of the box and on the packing slip and send to:
2440 Clements Ferry Road
Charleston, SC 29492
Once we receive and inspect the merchandise we will credit your credit card for a full refund less the original processing and handling.
How good is the Flex Seal Satisfaction Guarantee?
Let’s consider the following example:
You trust Phil Swift so much that you purchase two orders (that’s total of 4 cans) of Flex Seal to seal up that rusted-out boat sitting in the back yard. As mentioned above, one $19.99 can of Flex Seal will cost you $39.93, so your double order will cost $79.86 (not including any sales tax).
After using 3 of your 4 cans, you decide that the product is not meeting your satisfaction requirements so you choose to take advantage of the Flex Seal 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
- You must call the Flex Seal 800 number to get your Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number
- You must put the remaining can in the ORIGINAL box that it came with
- You must put the original packing slip into the box
- You must clearly mark the RMA number on the packing slip
- You must clearly mark the RMA number on the outside of the box
- You must pay to ship the box back to the Flex Seal company (let’s estimate your shipping costs are $6.) Your total out of pocket expenses are now $79.86 + $6 = $85.86
Assuming that you did everything right, your credit card will be credited in the amount of $39.98, which is the original “cost” ($19.99 X 2 orders) not counting the shipping and handling fees.
Your remaining out of pocket expense after your Satisfaction Guarantee credit/refund: $45.88
If you put the original box in the trash like most people or if you cannot find the original packing slip, the Satisfaction Guarantee is void, and you are stuck with the full out of pocket price of $79.86.
Many people might feel that the use of fine print that contradicts statements, implying that the product demonstration does more than it actually does, an out of pocket cost that is double what is said, and a guarantee that many people will not be able to take advantage of to all be extreme examples of deception or deceit.