I use a metal drywall spatula. Beats the hell out of those cheap plastic piece of shit "scrapers".
I use one of these too, but I also have a traditional plastic Dakine scraper. With the metal ones, make sure you have it nice and level. You can gouge the shit out of your board if you push down hard and it isn't leveled out. Well...if it's a sharp spatula.
You did use a lot, but I usually do too.
Thread Hijack: I don't have a board shop within 3 hours. Anyone know anything over the counter at wal-mart that works as a decent wax remover? I don't want to get something that's going to fuck up the base, so tried and true over speculation, please. Thanks!