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Personally, I'd be inclined to drive a pair of small screws, so I could remove and replace the cap if that ever becomes necessary. If you insist on a chemical weld, I would bet that the glues used for PVC plumbing would work. Might be intolerably messy, though.


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Lighter fluid (the stuff you put in a Zippo lighter) has worked well for me and lots of tissue. Gaffer tape adhesive is thick and soon bungs up the cloth/tissue so I use centre feed rolls as it is durable enough.


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I typically use Goo Gone (US product), will remove most. Rubbing Alcohol is another item that works for some adhesive. Or clorox wipes also works on some.


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Super glue might work, although my first thought was to finish the mdf with polyurethane first. This will seal the mdf and allow the adhesive to remain sticky for a long time. Rubbing superglue on the area before the velcro goes on might get the same result too if you don't want to finish the whole thing. I think this is what's going on : the mdf is very ...


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I think your largest problem is too-thick (old, perhaps?) cement... although I've never seen such a nasty glop inside any PVC (or CPVC) pipe joint of any size. Nobody seems to have asked whether you ream, as well as deburr, your pipe before glueing... but I cannot think that failure to ream would cause a problem like this. You're using real "PVC cement" ...



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