Originally Posted by Snowolf
Taking the bindings off or loosening the screws is completely unnecessary. The reason you see the wax spots is two fold. One, the metal of the insert pack acts like a heat sink and the wax cools and solidifies here first. Second, if you have gone apeshit tightening your bindings down, it will pull up the base a tiny amount under the binding and if you use a scraper the wide way, it will miss this concavity and leave a film of wax. Simply use the scrapers narrow end to scrape here and presto! Wax gone.
Trusted advice from the wise wolf. I am sure many others have heard or learned this old school way but when you get to doing something a certain way sometimes change isn't easy.