so i received my LEDS from Rapidled.com and the optics from ledgroupbuy.com only to learn this lesson the hard way! The cut outs don't match the pads of the stars... guess i'm going to have to use the soldering iron to melt the plastic around the holes
I know how you feel. You might consider using a Drumel tool instead of the soldering iron, which was a little hard to control. I wish I had thought of that before. Make sure you leave enough of the double stick adhesive to stick on the star, though I didn't have any issue in that way.