I just used this for the first time last week, read reviews and watched a utube video:Meguiars hybrid Ceramic wax.
It’s a spray The first application (after wash) you basically spray wipe it on . Let it “dry” then wipe off with a micro towel not buffing but just wipe smooth. Then on subsequent applications just spray from bottom up and rinse with water. Super Hydrophobic action.
Ceramic is the way to go. I had a professional ($$$) applied ceramic on my corvette and it’s lasted 4 years a wash takes everything off and the water still beads.