The present chapter is devoted to the recent trends in the field of the advanced corrosion protective layers elaboration. The chapter begins with brief classification of the standard aluminum alloys, remarking their importance for the transport sector, as well as the basic corrosion forms, typical for these alloys. It continues with the basic requirements regarding the elaboration of durable and reliable coating systems and the factors of detrimental effect during the service life time. The concept for passive and active corrosion protection capabilities is remarked as well. After description of the need for multilayered coating systems elaboration, the function of each layer is described beginning from (i) UV light–absorbing exterior layers, (ii) self-repairing reinforced intermediate barrier layers, and (iii) cerium oxide primer layers (CeOPL). The importance and the basic approaches for metallic alloy preliminary treatment are remarked, as well. Finally, the basic concepts and the function of each layer in advanced multilayered coating system are summarized in a special section. The chapter finishes with brief conceptual description of two advanced versatile technological synthesis methods, which enable elaboration of organic/inorganic hybrid polymers and reinforcing nanoparticles.
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