@MrDyne Some of your experiences are similar to mine. It sounds as if:
The head is too low to start with.
Adjust the Z_PROBE_OFFSET_FROM_EXTRUDER setting in Config.h or set it by sending M851 X-n where n is the offset value. In the default config,h it is set to -11 but my optimum value seems to be about -12.4.
You might be over extruding. Have you calibrated the extruder?
I also had the same problem with the blue tape but @ant0ny thinks it will be easier to remove the printed component when the bottom layer is not squashed by the low head.