Bondic Review

About Bondic

Bondic Review

We’ve all had situations where something that we depend on breaks unexpectedly. Maybe an arm of your glasses snapped in half, or perhaps the rubber insulation of your charging cable has cracked, leaving the wires exposed. Sure, glue might work, sometimes. But if you want a cleaner and more solid fix, then keep reading this Bondic review.

Bondic is a liquid plastic welder fluid that can bind almost any material back together after a quick cure under a UV light. Along with the kits it offers, Bondic provides training videos on its YouTube channel to help you learn how to perform its major applications.

Bondic has become a household name for DIYers, as evidenced by its 25.3K Facebook followers, 8.1K Instagram followers, and 4.9K YouTube subscribers. The product has also been covered on many sites, including Trendhunter, gizmag, Gear Diary, MakerRich, Interesting Engineering, Tools in Action, Gizmodo, Slash Gear, and Cool Things.

This Bondic review will give you an overview of the brand, its product packs, promotions and discounts, and all the ins and outs of how this stuff actually works to help you decide if it’s the right solution for your repair needs.

Overview of Bondic

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Some products come from weird beginnings and unexpected places, all because someone had a crazy idea. Bondic is one of those products.

This unique liquid plastic welder was created by Dr. Thomas Offerman, a dentist who saw a wider use potential in the substance he used to bond teeth back together after a patient came to him and asked for some to fix his coffee maker. (Seriously.)

After the patient ended up ordering three kilos of the stuff, Offerman knew he was on to something. In 2013, after years of testing and experimenting with various formulas, this dentist turned DIY entrepreneur partnered with Rob Harbauer and launched Bondic, which soon became a hit with home-repair enthusiasts. 

Today, the brand is based in Niagara Falls, New York, and its products are sold worldwide at major retail chain stores. This Bondic review will give you the lowdown on  

If you want the quick details instead of sticking around for the full tour this Bondic review has to offer, you can check out the highlights below.


  • Non-toxic liquid plastic welder fluid that creates a sturdy bond on rough surfaces that is airtight and waterproof
  • Can reconnect broken materials or act as a replacement for damaged and missing parts
  • Can be dyed before curing and polished or sanded afterwards
  • Resistant to extreme temperatures, and can be applied and cured underwater
  • Quick cure time when exposed to UV LED (mandatory)
  • Minimum one-year shelf life
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Bondic may have a limited product line, but it offers a variety of packages so you can have the right components for whatever type of job you’re tackling. Below, this Bondic review gives you a closer look at what’s on offer.

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Whether you just need something for small, everyday repairs or are embarking on a major construction project, Bondic has a product pack for you. Check out some examples below. 

Bondic Starter Pack Review

We’ve all had to try to glue something really small back together at one point or another. 

You know the frustration. You try to just put a little dab on one part and then fit it to the other as carefully as possible, but the glue starts to ooze out from between the crack and gets all over your hands. It feels agonizingly gross as you wait out the hours for it to set while you contemplate how you’re going to scrape it off your skin later.

Or perhaps you found a leaking pipe and have just run out of duct tape. You try squishing some putty or other adhesive in, but it just doesn’t set fast enough. For these and all manner of other everyday repair jobs, the Bondic Starter Pack is your new quick-fix go-to. 

The Starter Pack gives you one tube of Bondic that has a dispenser on one end and a clip-on UV LED light at the other, which lets you apply a layer of the plastic welder and then quickly shift to curing. You’ll also get a nifty little shaping tool to help you apply the welder neatly and precisely. 

You can get the Bondic Starter Pack (redubbed the Bondic Trial Pack by some retailers) in its convenient and compact metal case for $20 on the brand website. You can also find it at third-party retailers for anywhere between $16 and $31

Bondic Family Pack Review

Got some friends who fancy themselves handymen, but wind up busting more stuff than they fix? Or are you the type of person who insists on having backups and extras of everything? Or are you tired of everyone in the house coming to bug you when they happen to break something?

For these situations and more, your best bet is the Bondic Family Pack (a.k.a. the Bondic Re-Gifter Pack). This bundle gives you three fully equipped Starter Packs, each with its own refill tube, UV LED light, shaping tool, and metal case. It’s perfect for gift-giving, or for making sure that you have a tube at the ready in multiple locations around the house. You can pick this pack up for $60.

Bondic 4G Refill Review

All good things must come to an end, and that includes the tubes of liquid plastic you got in your Bondic Starter Pack. But don’t fret: that’s why the Bondic 4G Refill exists.

This refill cartridge carries enough liquid plastic for a good 80 small blobs. This means you get even more opportunities to seal those cracks, fill those holes, and reattach those parts of household items that suddenly snap off. (We’re mourning the loss of the handle on our go-to plastic measuring cup, ourselves.) You can get the Bondic 4G Refill for just $9.

Bondic Five Pack Bondic 4G Refill Review

Okay, so you went on the Bondic YouTube channel and now know that what you are doing is basically handheld 3D printing. If you’re the artistic type, maybe this has inspired you to use the liquid plastic for a sculpture. Or, if home improvement is more your thing, perhaps you’re undertaking a larger-scale construction job that requires more welder than one tube can cover. 

Whatever you’re working on, if it’s big, you’re gonna need a lot of refills for your Starter Pack. And the best way to get them is to spring for the Bondic Five Pack Bondic 4G Refill, which gives you a quintet of refill cartridges for $40$5 less than it would cost to purchase them individually). 

Be advised though that that price applies only to the brand website: you can pay as low as $37 or as high as $60 depending on which third-party retailer you search out.

Bondic LED Light Review

The Bondic liquid plastic welder is basically a bunch of molecules sitting in some goop to keep them separate. When you have the solution set where you want it and are ready to cure it, you’ll need to shine the Bondic LED Light on it, which emits the UV rays that the formula needs to harden.

One of these lights has enough juice in it to last five hours, and if you use it sparingly, it can last you more than a year. It is, unfortunately, not waterproof—so while the Bondic liquid plastic can be cured underwater, such jobs will require the light to be kept dry somehow. 

In any event, if you don’t have the light, you won’t get your weld—so when the light included in your Starter Pack finally gives out, you can pick up its replacement for just $7.

Who Is Bondic For? 

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Given all its possible applications, this Bondic review would say this product is for just about everyone. Whether you’re a DIY problem-solver, a plastic model enthusiast, or a less-than-handy person who needs a quick, reliable, and largely idiot-proof way to fix stuff around the house, Bondic can help you out.

It’s important to keep in mind, though, that bigger jobs take more time and patience to properly prepare the surfaces and apply enough layers of Bondic to ensure a sturdy bond. For projects like this, make sure to check out the brand’s YouTube channel, where you can find numerous helpful videos showing how Bondic can be used in a variety of situations.

How Is Bondic Better Than Glue? 

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Bondic’s unique formula allows it to set quicker and bond harder than glue. It embeds without leaving residue behind, which makes it easier to mill, sand, polish, or paint over without worrying about the bond weakening. And, once cured, it’s much more resistant to UV light, heat, water, acids, oils, and lubricants than glue is.

Not to mention the fact that this solvent-free liquid plastic is considerably easier to handle than glue, and has a much longer shelf life. So really, the only area where glue can at least match Bondic is that you don’t have to worry about the glue hardening in direct sunlight when you’re working outside.

Finally, perhaps the biggest advantage that Bondic has over glue is that it doesn’t just join two broken pieces together: it can actually be used to fashion 3D replacement parts for missing pieces, and become a part of the repaired object itself. 

How Does Bondic Work? 

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As Bondic is plastic in liquid form, exposing the substance to UV light causes the fluid that keeps the plastic molecules separate to quickly evaporate, allowing the molecules to fuse together and harden. Nifty, huh?

To use Bondic, just follow these four simple steps:

  1. Clean the surfaces you want to join
  2. Fill the space in and around the connection with the liquid plastic solution
  3. Expose liquid plastic to the UV LED light for 3 to 4 seconds
  4. Sand down any excess plastic

While Bondic can fix almost everything, it needs to be applied to surfaces that are free of grease and are either rough or have undercuts. It is also important to remember that this product is for welding elements together, not gluing like an adhesive. For this reason, it’s best to fill the gap between the elements, cure, and then add more Bondic around the gap to get the firmest hold.

Bondic is best applied in 1- to 1.5-millimetre layers. The fact that the liquid plastic only cures in UV light and won’t dry out on you due to it being solvent-free makes it easy to just keep adding and drying layers one on top of the other. The more layers you add, the stronger the bond will be.

You can also dye the liquid plastic by putting a dollop of the solution on the intended application spot, then using a toothpick to gradually mix in colored powder until the desired shade is achieved. Note that adding color increases the required curing time, so the brand recommends applying thinner layers of Bondic in these instances. 

Comparison: Bondic vs. Lazer Bond

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When this Bondic review compared this brand to the as-seen-on-TV brand Lazer Bond, it found some key similarities and differences. For example, both products apply and harden with UV, and create a permanent airtight and waterproof seal. They also both have long shelf lives.

The key differences between the two products are that Lazer Bond is composed of an unidentified resin substance instead of liquid plastic. The brand claims that it can support up to 350 lbs., but it’s not specified how much material is needed to hold that much weight. 

Also, one Lazer Bond kit provides you with just a single tube and a light, while the Bondic Starter Pack also gives you a refill, a shaping tool, and a case for the same price.

Bondic Reviews: What Do Customers Think?

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For the most part, this Bondic review found that customers love this product. The brand website features many shining testimonials in which buyers reveal all the things that the product helped them fix. “WOW I LOVE THIS STUFF used it to fix eyeglasses, and an irreplaceable figurine and even a pinhole leak in my motorcycle fuel tank this stuff rocks,” wrote one enthusiastic user.

The good vibes mostly continue over at the Bondic Facebook page, where the brand receives an overall 3.8/5 stars based on 137 reviews. In addition to the praise of the product itself, customers mainly had great things to say about the company’s customer service, as per this glowing testimonial:

What fabulous customer service. I received Bondic as part of a Fathers day present and had a small issue. They responded on Fathers Day and by the next morning had resolved the issue.

Thanks so much!

On Amazon, the Starter Pack has a 4/5star rating based on 6,475 reviews. Once again, the vast majority of customers were blown away by how many applications the product had, the speed of the curing, and the sturdy hold it provided. 

I used these to fix my sunglasses and a piece that fell off my printer tray. In both cases, I was surprised by how quick and easy it is to fix items with this and how strong the bonding is,” said one reviewer, who added that they also “used it to seal a tension rod seam to get the rod to hold more weight without falling.

Other third-party sites revealed more mixed feelings from some customers. Although we can mostly discount the Walmart rating of the Starter Pack as it is derived from just five reviews, the surprisingly low Trustpilot rating of 1.7/5 stars was gleaned from 64 reviews. 

Many of these negative reviews claim that the liquid plastic just doesn’t work or isn’t sturdy enough. Based on the descriptions, though, it sounds like many of these issues were due more to user error than a failing of the product itself. 

For instance, some complain that Bondic won’t bond smooth surfaces, even though the instructions clearly state that surfaces must be rough in order for the liquid plastic to create a permanent bond. One five-star reviewer on the site puts it plainly:

I’ve been very impressed with Bondic. I’ve used it for several repairs from a metal bracket to a joystick clamp to a teapot lid and it has been very impressive. BUT you need to research it carefully and READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. It ISN’T a superglue replacement. But if you need an exceptionally strong micro filler/adhesive, I’ve not found anything better.”

Is Bondic Worth It?

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Based on what this Bondic review has been able to find, this is one product that you should definitely consider buying. It might seem pricey for the amount of liquid plastic you get in a single tube, but given how easy it is to use and its long-lasting durability, $20 seems a more than fair price.

The fact that Bondic needs UV light to harden does make some jobs more difficult, or, in some cases, even impossible. But for those repair situations that can accommodate it, it appears that Bondic can work incredibly effectively and stand up to the harshest of conditions.

Bondic Promotions & Discounts 

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There are currently no promotions or deals available at the brand website. Although you can sign up for Bondic’s e-newsletter for updates and notifications, this does not entitle you to the typical discounts that many other brands offer. Shame! 

Where to Buy Bondic

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You can buy Bondic packs and replacement items directly from the brand website,

Bondic is also available at most big retailer sites and chain stores, such as Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, and even Best Buy.


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What is the temperature range of Bondic?  

Bondic is a hardy substance. It can stand temperatures from minus-40 degrees Celsius to 150 degrees Celsius.

Can Bondic be handled by children?   

The brand website says that there is no risk of Bondic uncomfortably sticking to the skin. Even so, it is not recommended for use by children under 12-13 years of age.

How can I remove Bondic?  

Bondic can be removed from smooth surfaces with a scraper. Give the plastic a short, sharp shove from the side to dislodge cleanly, and remove leftover remnants with regular cleaners.

What is the shelf life of Bondic?  

Unopened and at room temperature, a tube of Bondic can last up to a year. If stored properly, though, it can last for much longer than that.

How much use can I get out of one tube of Bondic?  

Depends on the size of the job. One 4g tube contains about 80 blobs of solution (20 drops per ml).

Is Bondic dishwasher friendly?  

Yes, it is. Just be sure to apply enough layers so the bond will be strong enough to withstand the pressure.

What is Bondic’s Shipping Policy?

Bondic ships internationally through a variety of courier services, which the brand regularly reviews in order to provide customers with the most favorable rate. Due to its rotation of couriers, the brand cannot provide specific rates or delivery windows.

What is Bondic’s Return Policy?

Bondic products bought from the brand website can be returned for exchange or a full refund within 30 days of purchase, provided they are unopened and undamaged.

If you wish to make a return, contact the brand via one of the methods in the section below in order to receive your mandatory Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. 

Customers must ensure that the items have sufficient packaging to protect them on their return journey, as the brand is not liable for returned items received in a damaged condition. You will also be liable for any return shipping charges, and the brand may also charge you a restocking fee

If the item you are returning arrived already damaged, you have 7 days after receipt to email Bondic and obtain your RMA number. As above, the item must be returned in the condition you received it in, and with sufficient packaging.

How to Contact Bondic

If you have any more questions after reading this Bondic review, you can contact the brand directly through these channels:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Contact form on brand website (support available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST)
  • Bondic headquarters mailing address: Bondic ℅ Freight Boy, 4450 Witmer Industrial Est, Ste 4, Niagara Falls, NY, 14305-1391, USA
  • Bondic Canada address: 235 Industrial Parkway S., Unit 18, Aurora, ON, L4G 3V5

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