This is not as precision and professional as a proper HVLP paint, with proper equipment, but it is an adequate and ideal alternative for those that can't afford, justify, or house a large compressor, painting area (misting is higher on HVLP), cleaners, and all equipment. The coating is more easily overdone, it can't go on too thick too quickly and run a little… so use sparingly your first few coats… until you get used to spray can type lacquers. However, if you remind yourself to be conservative with the layers, and plan for a few days to finish numerous THIN layers, then this product will do a great job of renewing old rust speckled metals! I used this on my 1982 Suzuki GS1100G, and I plan to get a few more cans so I can repaint the frame next (I tried it first on the triple tree, torque strut, handlebar clamps, and switch assemblies). Coating hardens nearly as durable and smooth as expensive HVLP. I am sure I am being redundant by now… the point is… if you want to repaint slightly rusted lawn/patio furniture or touch up automotive frames…etc… Maybe even try your hand at a DIY spray can paint job on a car or bike… this stuff is a good choice for the final step! P.S. Do not jump straight to paint if the project is larger than touch-up areas… you definitely HAVE to sand/strip the paintable surface, use brake cleaner spray or acetone to prep the surface, etch-prime, and THEN paint… IF you want a long lasting, smoother finished product.