Here's what I did. I first sprayed the protector on the top making sure not to get overspray. To do this I just made sure not to get too close to the edges. I let that dry and then did it again. On the 3rd coat, I sprayed the protectant onto a cotton cloth and gently rubbed it into the fabric. I made sure to follow the grain of the fabric and used very few circular motions. For some reason I felt this would be the best thing to do. In any case, after it dried, everything looked good. This method seemed to work very well with out all the hassle of dealing with overspray.
2005 330Ci ZHP / Sparkling Graphite Metallic/ Black on Black/ PP/CP/ 6 spd
I keep this picture up as a tribute to the 330 ZHP. I now have a Z4