Yeah, I know, its glue, but its a tacky glue that will hold it, but still let you pull it off later. Plus the RC will gob up and be easy to clean.
Short of that, you can try wrapping the rod in teflon tape.
<span style='color:gray'><span style='font-family:Courier'>1995 e36 3 Series RIP
1999 e46 3 Series BURN IN HELL
2000 MR-S Roadster= Current</span></span>