I decided that instead of attaching the aluminum inserts to the chin spoiler using double-sided VHB tape, that I would attach them with two M4 S/S button head screws instead, which will allow me to easily remove them if I ever need to re-powder coat them if needed or change the color.
The two mounting screws on each insert will be drilled approximately where the black felt pen marks are, and after using a little more heat on removing the smaller second insert this morning, I was able to determine that the DB tape is about .090 in thickness. So I decided that some small rubber washers would work great as supports between the inserts and the chin spoiler plastic to support the area around the screws when they are tightened down. I'm also going to apply some of the rubber washers along the other area where the DB tape was to help support the inserts when the screws are tightened down.
Since I am not going to use the two small aluminum tabs now, I cut them off on my band saw and blended the areas in on my small belt sander, and tomorrow I'll spray them with oven cleaner to remove the anodize coating I'm sure that they have to prepare them for powder coating.
The chin spoiler is made up of (3) pieces that are hooked and screwed together, and after finding it very hard to figure out how to separate the pieces to make it easier to work with, I decided to support the chin spoiler using a piece of scrap aluminum the I drilled and tapped a threaded hole in each end and bolted it in place on the two rear mounting screw holes, and it makes the whole thing rigid enough to work with without damaging it.
I've sent off for an assortment of satin and matte finish black powder coat samples to pick from for powder coating the aluminum inserts with.
2018 black DL1000XA with Arrow header, Holeshot slip-on, mag rims w/silver rim tape, Custom Lamm seat, Aprilia Tuono mirrors, V-Stream sport screen, Givi hugger, Cox radiator guard and lots of custom parts and mods
2007 Suzuki Candy Sonoma Red naked Bandit 1250S/AK7.
Last edited by MetrickMetal; 04-02-2018 at 10:08 PM.