A Temporary Corrosion Protective is by definition a material that can be easily removed from the metal surface after treatment. It is not designed to be permanent, or difficult to remove in the same way as a paint system or plastic coating.

Since temporary protectives are invariably used in inter-stage manufacturing operations, they may need to be compatible or in harmony with later stages in the production operations. Particularly compatibility with any materials such as paints, adhesives, sealants etc. which may be applied to the metal surface at a later stage is important, even though there may be prior removal/ degreasing/ cleaning operations.