Flexibond is a line of pretreatment products designed to significantly increase corrosion protection and paint adhesion. The technology is tailored to customer-specific applications allowing for protection on a system-by-system basis. It is also compatible with all metals, and the products are selected according to the type of paint or coating being applied to the surface. Flexibond pretreatments are dry-in-place products that can be used as the sole pretreatment or as sealers in conjunction with iron phosphate, zinc phosphate, zirconium conversion coatings and anodizing. The products work by bonding one end of the molecule to the metal surface while the other end cures into the paint film, producing a metal-to-coating bond on the molecular level and passivating the metal surface. The pretreatments can be applied in conventional multi-stage washers at ambient temperature and only need an exposure time of 15–20 seconds. A rinse is not recommended after treatment. Parts can be air dried for 5–10 minutes or oven dried at 180–200ºF for 10–30 seconds.