I've always used a finishing pad to apply #16. One of the things I didn't like was how much wax was absorbed by the pad, affecting how well the #16 speads.
Today I tried a LC white 'polishing' pad to apply a coat of #16 to the car. All I can say is WOW!!!. The "spread forever" characteristics of the #16 that I love so well is back with a vengence. I use more butter on two pieces of toast than it took to put a medium thickness coat of #16 over the entire car!
I let the #16 sit for about 2 hours while I took care of a few "honey-do's" When I got to removing the dried wax, I found that while it was more difficult than a very thin coat, but I noticed that if I just went after small 'bites' then buffed the whole panel after the "big stuff" was gone, the finish was perfectly glossy, smooth and smear-free.
I think that while an extremely thin coat of #16 is easier to remove, a slightly thicker coat gives better protection. Too, the polishing pad is definately the way to go for application.