Question of Removing Pads

Hey guys what have you found to be the best way to remove response pads cleanly? Getting all of the sticky residue out of the slot with a pocket knife is a pain.

I use my string pick (leather needle) and poke it in to pry them out. Only newish ones will come out cleanly. Ones that have been in for a while will likely leave that gummy residue behind. thats when i grab some qtips and some 90% isopropyl and squeak it clean.

I use lighter fluid to remove the residue. Works nice, just like for cleaning bearings.

Sweet thanks guys I will try that