Zinc coatings are widely adopted for cathodic corrosion protection. Mostly the process of choice is hot-dip galvanizing but due to limitations regarding component size and composition of the galvanizing bath it is not always practicable. In the present paper zinc coatings alloyed with Al, Sn, Mg and Cr are applied by twin wire arc spraying to enhance the corrosion protection ability of zinc thermal sprayed coatings. The alloys were characterized and investigated using salt spray test and by means of electrochemical corrosion. Corrosion damage and products were investigated by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDS) and electron probe microanalysis (EPMA).