thanks guys for all the inputs
yes i got a few spares on the side. And I was really trying to achieve here:
first racket, to install brand new CAPs TK237 which are lighter than the older TK52 ones
second racket, to hide the lead tapes I got inside the hoop to under the CAP (re-using if I can)
so guess the trick is patience and work from the throat up with a small thin straight awl... right to far?