Yes to padding please ask.
Yes to loops in most cases. BUT some glove have sewn loops or weirder way of attaching to the glove so in that case not always possible. I will do my best. Again no extra charge!
I’ve done it this way since the beginning. And in all that time only one customer did not pay. I think its bond players have to other players plus I would like to think talking with everyone before giving my address helps make a connection too. And there are times a glove should be retired and/or beyond my abilities to fix so that saves everyone some time and money.
Simply playing catching is the best way to break-in a new glove. Plus it will form the players hands. If for some reason unable to play catch you can use a batting catch to play catch—use the hardest toss you can catch. That pop can really break-in the pocket. Always wear a helmet!!!!