Have you experienced poor atomization of applied coating or a diminished spray pattern?
If you are experiencing either of these issues, you may have a worn spray tip.
You know it is time to switch out your spray tip when your fan is 25% smaller than it was when you first purchased it.
HOW TO INCREASE YOUR TIP LIFESPAN:
A few guidelines to follow when trying to extend the lifespan of your spray tip are straining material prior to spraying, using the right size filters, soaking the tip in solvent to clean it, avoid cleaning the orifice of the cats eye with drill bits or wire, and spraying at the lowest pressure.
To make sure your spray tip is performing correctly, consistently change them out.