Take the pad off with lighter weights, and keep it off as much as humanly possible. Trust me, the more you do it the more confortable you'll be, and the quicker you'll be able to find a good place to keep the bar on your back.
Current PRs at 242, raw w/ wraps- 525, 355, 605, 1485
Roboro tui, perimo vester adversarius
(Build yourself, destroy your enemy)