Mighty Putty

 Can it live up to its mighty claims?
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3 stars
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  • Pros:
  • Can repair damaged furniture and utensils
  • Can temporarily plug pipe leaks
  • Can hold moderate amounts of weight
  • Versatile as both a putty and epoxy
  • Cons:
  • Smells awful when activating
  • Tough on your hands to mix
  • Hard to wash off the sticky mess
  • Not as strong as advertised

The Bottom Line: The Mighty Putty was great for small projects and temporary fixes. Replacing a mug handle, holding moderate amounts of weight, fixing a leaky pipe (at least temporarily) are some good uses for this putty / epoxy. We wouldn't advise using it for your heaviest loads, but we can see it being helpful around the house.

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Pros: Works very well even when old like 4 years inside the tubes

Cons: Odor and white residue post mixing

The Bottom Line: I had used the product for the last 4 years to fix small stuff that otherwise would cost me a lot of money to replace. For example I had used to fix wooded posts that got chew by my dog, sanded and repainted, Iron outdoor chair had large rusted hole at the arm rest, Fill out with mighty potty, sanded and repainted. Ceramic bird bath stand piece that had broken of is now held by Mighty a Putty . Through the years I had always needed holes to patch that Mighty Putty to come to the rescue. The last piece was very hard to mix since was almost dry out, but wearing gloves and using some elbow grease I was able to activate and bond into solid surface and was ready for sanding. I had worn chemical mask , the same one I use when
painting. I like the putty because I'm able to shape it to fix small jobs.

Recommended: yes

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SO FUNNY!!   

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It works!   

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This was an awesome review. One note - old mighty putty around the edges need to be removed since it hinders mixing it as its hard and crusty.

I just used it to "fix" my favorite mug - lets see how long it goes.   

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by: Philip K Ng
2/21/2013 4:36:56 PM
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This is a REALLY good review ! Thanks for proving it's false advertising. I DIED when you fell. I didn't want to feel mean. But oh my gosh. LOOOOL   

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2/18/2013 4:51:28 PM
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Love it. Actually works   

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Great video , thanks!   

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No, it didn't work!   

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This doesn't seem like something I would trust with my life. If I was hanging off a hundred foot cliff and all I had to hold on to was a chain with a link made out of mighty putty, I'd be dead.   

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1/24/2012 7:01:34 AM
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Seriously, just buy a new mug.   

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9/17/2011 2:55:09 AM
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Pros: can fix some small things

Cons: smell

The Bottom Line: It does smell which leaves me with the feeling that it isnt that safe to be around. I fixed some small stuff with it and hung a picture, its great for that. I wouldnt use it to fix something that gets heavy use though.

Recommended: yes

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by: Mark davidson
7/21/2010 4:28:56 PM
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just about OK

Pros: can fix some small stuff

Cons: omg why does it smell toxic am i going to die? really not as strong as advertised

The Bottom Line: once you get beyond the nostril-burning stench of this stuff you realize that it's use is really limited. OOH i can fix a cuip, yay! But this gunk smells so bad i dont think i'd ever drink from that cup again. i'll just spend a dollar sixty-seven to get a new mug thank you very much. I can hang some hooks with it, and plug a lkeaky pipe, but i hope drinking water isnt coming through that pipe. All-in-all it isnt bad for some minor fixes.

Recommended: yes

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by: daniel
4/29/2010 2:41:13 PM
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handy to keep around.

Pros: useful and convenient

Cons: it really does stink a lot.

The Bottom Line: This stuff is great for qucik, small fixes. IT really is only limited by how creative you are. While it cant support a lot of weight, it will adhere two things together quite well. I have used this stuff for everything from hanging picture to fixing pipes and mugs. It's a great way to quickly take care of some home repairs.

Recommended: yes

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4/29/2010 2:32:10 PM
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Pros: strong. Good for small fixes

Cons: not as useful as advertised. smells.

The Bottom Line: this stuff is good for making small repairs and fixes. It doesnt really work well for larger, load-bearing things. I wouldnt trust it on stuff like that. I would recommend it to fix small stuff only.

Recommended: yes

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4/28/2010 2:09:36 PM
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the smell reminds me of a temp. tooth filling compound my dentist used, years ago before i had some major dental work done.


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4/1/2013 2:21:46 AM
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Editrial Review

Reviewed by: Jonah Halper
Reviewed on: 11/2/2009 4:13:12 PM


Worth Owning


What It Claims: You've probably seen Billy Mays complete all his around-the-house chores with his incredible Mighty Putty. Fixing leaky cups, crating new mug handles, affixing floating shelves to the wall... The infomercial claims that this useful epoxy will hold up to 350 lbs, and even pull an 80,000 lb truck without snapping.

What We Found: For this test, we whipped out the Mighty Putty and began activating. Impression #1: Mighty Putty smells. Impression #2: It sticks to your hands. Good thing they included a pair of gloves with the epoxy.

Fixing a leaky pipe worked pretty well. We cant promise that it will hold permanently, but its definitely a good temporary fix. Creating a new mug handle from the Mighty Putty worked well too. And when we filled the mug with water, the handle stayed put

Next test: We wanted to see just how much the Mighty Putty could hold. We created a chain link from the Mighty Putty and used it in lifting a 25 lb barbell. Pretty amazingly, the Mighty Putty held up very well! That's quite ahefty load! 50 lbs, however, was a bit more than our incredible epoxy could handle. The link broke before the barbells were lifted fully above ground.

Next up - we added the human factor. We attached a chin-up bar to our doorway with a little mighty putty. If you haven't yet watched our video, you may want to see how poorly the Mighty Putty held up under mighty Jonah's weight. And Jonah is quite shy of the 350 lbs that Billy Mays seems to think the putty can hold.

We then tried to attach a shelf to our door using yet another round of Mighty Putty. This time, we found that the smoothness of our door prevented the Mighty Putty from sticking. It is good to note that it will not hold well to all surfaces.

The Bottom Line: The Mighty Putty did a mighty good job on small projects. It made a quick and easy pipe fix, was a good replacement cup handle, and even held a whopping 25 lbs. However, Mighty Putty does not stand up under the pressure of heavy weight - breaking under the weight of just 50 lbs. We recommend it for smaller or more temporary household projects.



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