You must use this after the Paiste cleaner to get the best results! You must be prepared to spend some time & effort to follow the instructions & really 'buff' up the cymbal to get the best possible finish. If you handle the cymbal with sweaty hands after a session you will see finger marks! So dry those hands first to help preserve their appearance/protection. Will not harm tour precious Paiste's Smells pleasant to apply which is a small relief to those with a good number of cymbals. This does work on Paiste cymbals - cannot comment on other brands apart from old 5 star Super Zyn - these do remind me a little of the 602's. Recommended.