Two methods will provide equally great results. Direct to paint or sprayed on a towel first and then wiped on the paint. We find that in controlled environments, direct to paint works well. Simply spray it across the panel and with a towel, evenly spread the product all over. Then, flip the towel, or use a new towel to buff away any excess. DONE! It's that simple. With the spray on towel method, spray the towel first and go directly to spreading on the panel. Then either flip the towel or get a new one and buff away excess. Either way, this is the simplest way to protect your car today! If streaks persist, too much product was used and left to sit too long. This is designed to be applied quickly compared to other products.