Non-foaming and corrosion inhibiting agent, making the surface treated hydrophobic, without both toxic chromates and nitrates content, convenient for the passivation of the active surface of copper, brass, bronze, silver and its alloys and, partially, zinc as well. As for copper and its alloys, the agent should be used either as an anticorrosion protection for the period between two consecutive machinery operations or as a finish treatment after degreasing, tumbling, pickling, surface burning, patina coating, plating or other water-borne operations. The agent forms a very thin transparent layer of adsorption corrosion inhibitors of the capability to passivate and make hydrophobic the metallic surface and, therefore, to boost its corrosion durability. It proves, besides, as an inter-machinery operations protection against the corrosion aggressiveness of the human sweat which may occur if the parts treated are touched with bare hands. The agent is fully compatible with the following solvent-based paints and powder coatings, increases their adhesion to the substrate and prevents formation of visual defects under the transparent varnishes.