The corrosion resistance of a 1~2mm thick AZ91D magnesium alloy die-casting coated with epoxy varnish after phosphatizing was tested. Zinc phosphating solution was used. In the experiment, uniform paint was obtained by dipping method. Scratch test showed that the adhesion force between the coating and matrix is excellent. Within the test range the optimal phosphating temperature and time are 50°C and 1 min tested by dynamic potential scanning method. With the organic coating the corrosion current density decreased 3 orders of magnitude, the polarization resistance increased 3 orders of magnitude. The coated specimens were immersed in10% H2SO4, 10% NaOH and acetone for 10 days, respectively. The results showed that blistering did not occur on the paint films. This work illustrated that the simple zinc phosphating process combined with simple organic coating can meet the corrosion resistance requirements of thin-wall die casting magnesium components that require higher quality appearance.