The stuff I use comes in like a windex type bottle, then I spread it out with a foam paint brush (way cheaper than the things they sell at the auto parts store to spread it) The shine is great and last through several rains. I've been using the same bottle for about a year. It never gone onto my paint, either. Whatever you put on your tires, they have to be dry and it needs to sit for awhile after you apply it. I'll see what the name of the stuff is when I get home.