This project focuses on developing innovative methodologies to perform laboratory corrosion testing of surface treated light alloys. In particular, electrochemical approaches will be developed in order to introduce accelerated but controlled degradation on a number of alloy specimens treated with typical protection cycles adopted by industry, such as anodizing or conversion coating. The resulting response will be recorded such that the extent of the degradation processes can be evaluated as a function of time. Hardware for electrochemical measurements and software for the analysis of the data will be developed as a part of the project. The ultimate goal will be to identify a set of experimental methodologies that enable evaluating long-term anticorrosion performance by using short-term laboratory testing.