Lazer Bond from Telebrands isn’t a new weapon for 007 – it claims to be a liquid plastic that seals in 3 seconds creating an airtight and watertight seal that can hold up to 350 lbs. They state you can apply Lazer Bond to porcelain, leather, copper, wood, vinyl and much more and works better than messy glues or tape.
How Lazer Bond Works
Lazer Bond appears to be a light-activated resin or liquid plastic that hardens when exposed to a specific light wavelength. This is a concept that has been around since the 1960s and was first used in printing, electronics, and even at the dentist’s office to coat or “weld” things together without traditional epoxies. The advantages are that it doesn’t harden until you want it to, offers easier cleanup, and works very quickly on surfaces wet or dry.
Lazer Bond appears to be a home version of light-activated resin. It comes in a tube of unknown size (about the size of a pen) and includes a cap with a UV light. To use Lazer Bond, they instruct you to squeeze a bit of the liquid on any item you’d like to fix or seal. Then, pull out the UV light and shine it on the area – they claim that 3 seconds later the resin is hard as a rock and the seal can hold up to 350 lbs.
Lazer Bond Cost:
$16.99 (listed as $10 plus $6.99 shipping). You can add another Lazer Bond for $6.99 more in fees at the time of your order.
Lazer Bond can be returned within 30 days for your money back but only if unused and they’ll keep all shipping fees. You also have to include a “detailed” explanation as to why you are returning it or you won’t get your money back.
Bottom Line: Is Lazer Bond a Good Glue?
First of all, we should point out that technically Lazer Bond is not glue – it’s a plastic that is in liquid form, which hardens when exposed to UV light. This does have advantages in the sense that it won’t leave a mess and can be used in a variety of different applications; liquid resins (plastic is a form of resin) seem to be quite popular for fly fishing.
Lazer Bond may be good for certain small applications, but we’d also like to remind you that this is an “As Seen On TV” product sold by the undisputed heavyweights of the genre, Telebrands. Currently, Telebrands has a D- from the BBB due to over 1200 complaints in the last 3 years (as of June 2015). They are also in the middle of a suit by the state of New Jersey for violating their Consumer Fraud Act. (Telebrands denies these allegations.)
What we’re trying to say is the technology behind Lazer Bond is promising but the company behind it has some questionable practices. There are no specific reviews of Lazer Bond since the product appears to be new.
If you are interested in Lazer Bond, we suggest waiting until it is available at your local CVS or other retailer with an “As Seen On TV” aisle (that’s where 90% of Telebrands’ sales are made); that way you’ll avoid the excessive shipping fees and long wait times for the product.
You might also be interested in comparing it to a similar product called Bondic, which has a 4-star rating on Amazon.