It was a piece of white flex 1/2 " because the site i bought it from didn't have it in black, i have another white piece i can just replace it but i wont paint it. I did it after the guys at the stores where painting their pvc with plastic paint and said it was ok, but never though of asking about Flex, anyway dum mistake , live and learn. i just thought that maybe some one would have done it before me and found a solution to the sticky problem lol. . Anyway thanks guys for your inputs. Cheers.