I received the case today and had some problems with the thermal pads.
The instruction says to peel of the paper side first. I expected a thin layer of paper like on the back of a sticker, but i couldn’t peel it off. Instead i tore off the entire sticky layer and ended up with a very brittle thermal pad which didn’t stay in one piece and wasn’t sticky either.
Pad #2 gave me the same problems, but i managed to only damage it near the corners. And yes, it does have a thin sticker-like paper layer but it doesn’t come off easily.
Please mention this in the instruction! (and put some more pads in the box).