RAF Blue Pre 1956. RAF Blue Pre 1956 was the standard colour, however, the new RAF Blue Grey gloss started to filter in from around 1953. RAF Blue is a traditional single part Synthetic Coach Enamel paint used by the Royal Air Force. This was employed for many years for the majority of their vehicles and equipment up until 1956 approximately. It is a lighter, brighter blue than the later RAF Blue Grey and is a perfect Coach Enamel for the discerning restoration specialist or enthusiast. In addition to this, the later gloss finish was also being used, but there is no definitive change over date.
RAF Blue is a traditional synthetic coach enamel. It is ideal for brushing, rollering or by spray application. It 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. RAF Blue, 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.