wow isnt that about a shit ass, looking down your nose response. Actually a lot of the people that are using the behr paint are doing it on full restores. If the paint holds up on the EXTERIOR of a house and handles all types of weather being thrown at it then there is no reason that it wouldnt be ok to use on a vehicle and the stupid comment about how they are just a bunch of people that do stuff "on the cheap" just shows your level of ignorance especially when you are a "moderator" on a forum that has the motto of "its not what you buy its what you build". This forum is all about doing things on the cheap and building stuff instead of just buying expensive factory built trucks.
Look pal, I don't know what got up your ass over this but you better chill out. House paint is not automotive paint. If it were, people wouldn't be paying $400 a gallon for red automotive paint, they would just pop in to Walmart and have some mixed up. Standing up to some weather on the side of a house is nothing like what automotive paint has to deal with. How often does your house get peppered with rocks? How often does it deal salt? Or engine heat? Exhaust? Hail? What works great on the side of a house where all it has to deal with is the sun rain and maybe some ice is nothing compared to the environments a vehicle may see. If just any old paint worked for everything, why would they even bother making different kinds of paint? Maybe I should alert the military that they don't need CARC since you say house paint is just as good.
As for SteelSoldiers, you joined there last March, not quite a year ago. I've been with the current forum since '04 and was on the forum that crashed before that, just shortly after Chris moved it from a Yahoo group for CUCV owners to a website for all military vehicle owners. I met Chris many years ago when I hauled his Unimog he bought from another member. So don't act like I'm putting anyone down over there, I know many of them quite well and know what the military vehicle hobby is all about. There are those who want to preserve the history of military vehicles and restore them back to what they were and then there are those who just love the cheap, rugged trucks and while they want to show off that it's a military truck, they are not that interested in it having the correct engine, correct colors and camouflage patterns, things like the correct era tops, tires, etc. Just as in the Dodge truck hobby, there are those who want an original truck and there are those who don't mind making it "better than stock", in their opinion. And yes, I could care less what you say about my "ignorance", which is a laughable statement to make considering my knowledge of both Dodge trucks and military vehicles. I'm not bragging but it's a well known fact that I know a bit more than the average guy on both these subjects. And yes, there are many of us who do things on the cheap in both hobbies and I expect that to continue. Nevermind you are ranting at me for saying that some of the SS guys are "cheap" and then act like you are putting me down for being a moderator on a site that promotes doing things "cheap". Which is it, you like cheap or you don't?
Either way RCC, to me, is not about doing things cheap. Anyone who has a Dodge truck knows you can buy them cheap but owning and restoring them can be more expensive than other brands. We do things right around here. Yes, there are ways to save money but we all have differing ideas about what cheap is. Some of us are happy to drive a truck filled with rust and mismatched parts. Others of us shy away from anything that looks unoriginal or "booty fab". This site is not about cheap versus expensive, to me it's about doing what you want with your truck and building your dream instead of paying someone else to do all the work. Anyone can go sign their life away on a new Jeep Rubicon with all the lift, winch, tires and everything else that impresses the kids at the mall, but we build what we want here, regardless if what we want is cheap or expensive.
So with that in mind, when someone asks a question about military paint that is durable and goes on good, I am naturally going to tell them what I know about GCI paint. You can suggest whatever you desire but if you try to say something as ridiculous as house paint being as good as automotive paint, you can bet someone is going to call you out on it.