Matt....Duct tape???? Not sure about that. I put mesh on one of my first bikes. And I used zip ties but that wouldn't work for your application.
I'm thinking JB Weld, maybe even a glue gun!! Also, as said before, any type of epoxy would work great!
Are these comments you are looking for Matt? If I was there I would love to help out with the mod. I love doing these type of cheap, yet cool mods!!!