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post #1 of 3 Old 03-02-2013, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing silver

Hi...i had a question about replacing silver...i was able to do the corner plates with the screws really easy but the conchos, swell plates and saddle string loop, I just can't get them off, I mean how do I get those off...people say screw the conchos but they are tights and the string loops not sure how to get that off or the swell plates either...if somebody could help me out..cuz now I have half a saddle with new silver and half not.
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post #2 of 3 Old 03-02-2013, 09:34 PM
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Do you have a few pics. The swell plate may be nailed on. If the conchos are too tight, you need a pair of off-set pliers and wrap each jaw a few times with masking or painter's tape, electrical tape, and very carefully take hold of the concho with the pliers flat against the saddle. Do this very carefully and turn the concho. Sometimes it's just a matter of getting it started and other times not. Be careful the pliers don't slip or you may gouge the leather. That is why you tape the plier claws well.
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post #3 of 3 Old 03-04-2013, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Hi...yea my biggest concern is getting the rivlets and swell plates off I attached pics of those..
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