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Has anyone used (Or heard of) the Astro HTE gun?

I'm still debating between the EVO, and the other Astro called the HTE.

A lot of people like the EVO, but they say it's really slow. I'm a real amateur, and will only be painting 1 car. Is it so slow you can't do a full car (Will the clear flash before I get around to it again? And if so, is that bad? I hear it is).

On the other hand, the HTE I assume is quicker, but I can't for the life of me find anyone using it, anywhere.. THe Euro HTE I believe it's called.

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I believe the EVO needs less air than the HTE..any way I have found the ASTRO tools to be a good option for the painter on a budget..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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Just trying to decide between the two. I can't seem to find anything about the HTE. I have a 60 gallon 15.5cfm at 90psi compressor, so can I venture into the HTE, or should I stick with the EVO do you think?
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I'm an amateur myself, and I have 3 EVO4014's and one EVO 4018-they will never be confused with an Iwata (not even in the same league), but for my painting projects they have worked very well-I would not hesitate to shoot a complete with it. Is it an air hog? I don't think so, and I have a slightly larger compressor than yours and it keeps up very easily. As with any Gun it has to be adjusted properly. Maybe it's just me, but I would suggest either shooting Epoxy on your Car to get the feel for it, or practicing on something before you do your actual Painting-I had some boo-boo's understanding the air-travel speed-fluid relationship, but after I figured that out it looked great.

Remember what BarryK says-"A simple formula to remember is orange peel is fluid adjustment and run control is an air pressure adjustment. "

Read this BEFORE you pull the trigger on any gun, it will help-


Are there better Guns out there? You betcha-
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