In that case, go for it. You can put the grey back on if you like but I just urge caution and make sure every tab is snapped in place. I usually use a recessed pen to make sure all the tabs are secure and sealed.
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Thing is, when I start pulling, I feel like the pad is going to rip before it becomes unhooked - maybe I'm just too paranoid?