I supposed this isn't maybe the right forum area to ask this, but it is a waxing thread...
I recently (well, end of last season) switched from plastic scrapers to a metal scraper. The metal scraper seems to take the wax off much better with less effort, but I'm wondering if it's possible to take off too much wax so that you end up with a suboptimal job. Should I back off more? I don't want to go back to the plexiglass scrapers. The edges wear eventually and I have to keep replacing them.
You're taking too much wax off when you start scraping the base off along with the wax. The whole point of hot wax is to get the wax in between the base molecules. It doesn't serve any purpose to have anything sitting over your base. Plus, you can always get a sharpening tool for your scraper to keep the edges sharp.