As a professional fishing guide for 30 years, I have had to remove salt spray from sunglasses maybe 30 times a day.
Modern fishing shirts and polyester jumpers just seem to smear it.
The cleaning cloths provided soon get wet and salty with the end result being more smears.
Even towels don’t work unless you wash them off first with freshwater. Which is often in short supply on a boat or kayak.
In short, it smears, it dries, you can’t see your sounder. It’s simply annoying in every way.
But after many years of trial and error, I discovered a simple, cheap, easy and EFFECTIVE way to remove salt spray from sunglasses.
The answer is….
Soft toilet paper.
Seriously I have tried everything and this really works.
Not the Chuck Norris type stuff you get in public toilets (that don’t take S#!% from anyone).
Good old Sorbent or any other soft version.
You know… the one your wife prefers to use on her underparts.
A perfect balance of softness and strength will remove salt spray on sunglasses with no smears and no freshwater required!
Take a look at the video for a demo on exactly how to use it.
Now I realise that sunglasses manufacturers usually state that using paper-based products is a no no on your sunnies.
But I have never had an issue in the many years since I first discovered it.
And I’ve been on the water every day for 30 years as a charter guide.
In my opinion, soft toilet paper is the only way to remove salt spray from sunglasses.
Unless you want to use a ton of freshwater or put up with dried smears.
Just be wary of one thing…
Don’t use toilet paper once the salt has dried without wetting the lens first.
Otherwise, you may scratch the lenses as dried salt is very abrasive.
The advantage of the dunny paper is you don’t need freshwater to wet the lens.
Because toilet paper will dry them smear-free and clear as a bell (maybe just a few bits of fluff that will blow off) even after dunking in saltwater.
Go on try it!
I would love to hear the result in the comments below.
You can also use it to clean salt spray off your sounder screen.
BEST SUNGLASSES FOR FISHING IMO
After 30 years as a professional charter guide, I’ve tried all manner of sunglasses.
Personally I like a glass lens that is still light enough that it doesnt hurt your ears.
I also prefer the bronze lens as I can see bait better.
Tonic sunglasses are my go to fishing glasses for a variety of reasons which I outline here.
They are honestly so good for catching bait (true depth of field) and for overcast one minute then glaring sun (photochromic lenses) I stock them in our shop.
MORE FISHING RESOURCES
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But not just for things like removing salt spray from sunglasses.
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