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PVC Cement Can Lid Griptivity Improvement

I’ve been doing a lot of fiddly gluing lately and, despite my best efforts, some adhesive collects in the lid’s screw threads. The gummy residue makes it really hard to unscrew the lid without a strap wrench after a few days.

Wrapping two turns of silicone tape around the cap helps tremendously:

Silicone tape on PVC cement can lid

Silicone tape on PVC cement can lid

It’s obvious in retrospect, is all I can say…

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  1. #1 by Raj on 2013-11-27 - 22:21

    Try a broad rubber band type strip cut from an old cycle tube.

    • #2 by Ed on 2013-11-28 - 07:29

      That’ll work, too!

      I really like silicone tape, though: it’s one of those few New Things that actually does something useful.

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