Yea I did exactly what you're doing, force carbed until I got the perfect carbonation - a touch on the high side, for the style, to make up for a little lost from bottling. I did a lot of quality control (samples) on this step . Bottled with the blichman beer gun, waxed, and a year later perfect carbonation and flavor. I used homebrew store wax beads (pricey). It should be black but it's a touch purple when thin. I layed it on fairly thick though. I have also heard of glue sticks and crayons (add until you reach the color you want). Going to try that next time.