Initially I was using those small files, as I had seen Victor use in his blog. But that noise had the cats hiding and me wondering how long I could stand it as well. So I pulled out the larger file and quickly smoothed the rough spots down in mere minutes.
After inquiring with others, I opted to use Silicon. The thinking is that if I absolutely have to, I can peel the pieces apart and try again. Its also flexible.
I noticed that the Silicon didnt come out of the tube easily, and it wasnt very fluid it all. Its like I was spreading dried up toothpaste. But I opted to keep at it. I spread it around as best I could, lined up the pieces and clamped it all up...
How well this will work remains to be seen. (I'm wondering if the Silicon I bought is a sealant?) My other choices were contact cement and Liquid Nails. Both are pretty much permanent options.
I'm going to let this "sit" overnight before I unclamp and see how this all worked out.