after a prep, or just a good wash (on good days)
I use zymol Creame, which comes with an applicator, so mats are
Tub of wax
Apply wax evenly, all in one direction (Don't like circles, even on my wax) as to cover the entire surface
then use microfiber #1, applying moderate pressure, to wipe the wax, removing "most" of it, but covering entire body panel
use microfiber #2 to rapidly buff remaining wax to a shine
When I buff/wipe the wax, I wipe perpendicular to how I put the wax on. So if I covered the hood in vertical "l" lines, I wipe in a horizontal "---" direction.
All by hand cause I'm an old fashioned pineapple