Cockpit Green also known as Eau de Nil

SKU: 6017-1

£27.67Excl. VAT

£33.20Inc. VAT



Cockpit Green.  A traditional single part Synthetic Coach Enamel paint, used in the cockpits of older aircraft. Most RAF specialist vehicles, including Fire Appliances, Land Rovers, airfield vehicles, tractors and lorries used Eau De Nil.  This was the standard colour for the interior areas.  It got the nickname of Cockpit Green from being used in the Older RAF aircraft (although this is a slightly darker shade). This has stuck with us all these years.

The rumoured origin of Cockpit Green. The reputed reason for Eau de Nil being used was that the Royal Air Force and Air Ministry found Eau de Nil to be relaxing to the eyes of personnel.  Normally this was when they were sat in aircraft or vehicles for long periods of time. So, Cockpit Green can be ordered as either Eau De Nil or as Cockpit Green, the generally accepted nickname of this synthetic coach enamel.

Paintman Paint Cockpit Green is a traditional synthetic coach enamel.  It is ideal for brushing, rollering or by spray application. Cockpit Green is hand mixed to the finest quality and can also be used in conjunction with Tintable Raptor Tough Protection systems.

Here at Paintman Paint, we take pride in only producing the highest quality, hand mixed paint that will give you the ultimate high gloss finish, superb coverage with high build and scratch filling properties. In addition to this it gives excellent water resistance, flexibility, toughness and exterior durability.  Our traditional formula gives you an extra-long wet edge time, thus minimising any brush drag.

Additional information of interest

  • Spray application. All of our Coach Enamels will need to be diluted by around 5-10% using Paintman Coach Enamel Thinners,  thus ensuring the highest quality finish and maintaining correct drying times.
  • Surface Preparation. Prior to painting ensure all surfaces are clean and dry to remove any contaminants.  We recommend using our Surface cleaner 2800 for painted surfaces or our Surface Cleaner 2802 for bare metal.  Just prior to painting, wipe the surface with a Tack Rag to remove dust and other loose contaminants.
  • Sizes available. Cockpit Green, offered in our standard range of 1 litre, 2.5 litre and 5 litre cans.  Aerosols in all colour variants are available, however if the option is not listed, please contact us for further information.  Special order aerosols are subject to a min. order quantity of 4.
  • Painting tips and advice. Check out our methods of use page and FAQ’s.  Alternatively, ask us a question on our Contact page.