Tackle Reviews

First Look: Wave Away Sonar and GPS Cleaner

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(Photo: wired2fish.com)

I’m probably a little too particular about the screens on my Lowrance units; I’ve had a lot of buddies give me grief for cleaning them so often. These units are essentially my underwater eyes, so if they’re covered with water spots and dried strands of grass, it’s like looking through dirty sunglasses. It’s obnoxious. 

I’ve been using Wave Away Sonar and GPS Cleaner long before I ever started working with Wired2Fish. After trying dozens of products over the years, I couldn’t find anything that worked without leaving a milky haze on my screens. This cleaner, however, leaves ‘em looking brand new with little to no elbow grease. 

Gets rid of the tough stuff

Photo by Walker Smith/Wired2Fish

My bow-mounted Lowrance gets especially dirty every time I’m on the water. I pitch and flip a lot, which means the water droplets from my jig skirts constantly fall onto my screen and make a big mess. Small clues make a big difference, so I need to clearly see my water temperature, depth and contour lines at all times. 

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Wave Away Sonar and GPS Cleaner makes quick work of even the nastiest screens. It removes hard water, grass and fish slime in less than a minute, which is exactly why it stays in my boat’s glove box at all times. 

Photo by Walker Smith/Wired2Fish

It’s easy to use and doesn’t damage your screen whatsoever. I’ll pump two or three sprays directly onto my screen, let it soak up to 10 seconds and wipe it off with the provided microfiber cloth.

Once I’m done with the initial wipe down, I’ll use the dry side of the cloth to remove any additional residue. The result is a perfectly clean screen, each and every time. It doesn’t matter how long the screen has been dirty—I’ve yet to seen a screen this stuff can’t clean. 

Doesn’t leave any glare

Photo by Walker Smith/Wired2Fish

In the past, I did find a good television screen cleaner from a nearby store. It was decent at getting water spots off, but it left a bad haze on my electronics. It was really tough to see my screens on sunny days. 

Thankfully, the Wave Away Sonar and GPS Cleaner doesn’t have this problem. You can rotate your screen to any angle without any glare. No extra polishing or rubbing is necessary. 

Lasts a long time

A 1 1/2-ounce bottle will set you back $9.99 and in my experience, it’s well worth the price. Each cleaning only takes a few sprays, so one small bottle will last a surprisingly long time. I’ve been using the same bottle for several months and still have plenty left. 

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Works well on other things, too

Wave Away Sonar and GPS Cleaner also doubles as my sunglasses cleaner, too. Whenever I get water spray or smudges on my lenses, I can quickly reach into my glove box and clean them. I’ll pump one spray of the cleaner onto the cloth and wipe down the inside and outside of both lenses. 

I’ve also been known to sneak out to my boat and grab this stuff when my home electronics need a quick cleaning. I use it on my laptop, my external monitors and all of my televisions and it works excellently. 

Final impressions

If dirty screens annoy you, grab a bottle of this stuff and solve the problem. Not only does it work exactly as advertised, but it’s affordable as well. 

Wave Away Sonar and GPS Cleaner is available at TackleWarehouse.com

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