Attaching a saddle nameplate...
I think I might rather stick a fork in my eye.
I finally bought a saddle nameplate. However I had no idea what a pain in the butt they are to attach as I have never done it (and now I realize just why I have been terrified of the task and never bought one to begin with) So... in the process I have already bent 3 nails. And today, I had to call Smartpak for yet another set of replacement nails since they only sent me 2 replacement nails the first time.
The CS rep advised me against drilling out the pilot holes with a tiny bit. She said she had attached numerous plates over the years with nails by lightly tapping with a cloth over the head of the nail to prevent scratches. So I did just that and not only did I then bend the replacement nail, I but scratched the plate too. I swear I only tap, tap, tapped. :(
Now I have to figure out how to get the plate off my saddle without adding more scratches to it or scratching my saddle... since I got one nail in all the way and the second nail in 3/4 of the way before it bent.
Any suggestions to make the third time the charm?