Wondering how to wash or clean your Rudy Project Sunglasses. We will explain the correct way to help you keep you Rudys clean and keep them looking good.
There is a right way to do this - but also plenty of wrong ways when it comes to cleaning / washing your Rudys.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR RUDY'S
Follow these steps from us to clean your Rudy sunglasses lenses and frames without risk of causing other damage to the frame or scratching the lenses. The cleaning tips below will help you keep your Rudy's in great shape.
1. Make sure you wash and dry your hands thoroughly.
Before cleaning your Rudy's, make sure your hands are free from dirt, grime, lotion and anything else that could be transferred to your lenses. In most cases oil's also build up on your hands and fingers so use dishwashing liquid such as "sunlight dish washing liquid" and dry them using a lint-free towel to clean your hands.
2. Rinse your sunglasses under a gentle stream of lukewarm tap water.
This will remove dust and other particles, and this can help avoid scratching your lenses when you are washing them. Avoid hot water, which can damage some parts of the Rudy's
3. Apply a small amount or even drops of dish washing liquid to each lens.
Sunlight dish washing liquid is very concentrated, so you only need to use only a tiny amount. Or apply a drop or two to your fingertip instead. Use only brands that do not include lotions.
4. It's important to gently rub both sides of the lenses and all parts of the frame for a few seconds.
Make sure you clean every part, including the adjustable nose pads on our sports sunglasses which tend to build up a lot of dirty and grim. Next make sure to clean temples tips/ends that rest behind your ears. Also, clean the area where the edge of the lenses meet the frame — dust, debris and skin oils frequently accumulate here.
5. IMPORTANT - Rinse both sides of the Rudy lenses and the frame thoroughly.
Failing to remove all traces of the liquid will cause the lenses to be smeared when you dry them. Make sure it luke warm water still.
6. Now you can gently shake the Rudy's to eliminate most of the water from the lenses.
Inspect the Rudy Project lenses carefully to make sure they are clean.!!
7. Carefully dry the lenses and frame with a clean, lint-free towel.
Use a dish towel that has not been laundered with a fabric softener or dryer sheet (these substances can smear the lenses). A cotton towel that you use to clean fine glassware is a good choice. Make sure the towel is perfectly clean. Dirt or debris trapped in the fibers of a towel can scratch your lenses; and cooking oil, skin oil or lotion in the towel will smear them.
8. Now its time to inspect the Rudy Project lenses again.
If there is any streaks or smudges remain, remove them with a clean microfiber cloth. Every Rudy Project sold comes with a microfibe cleaning cloth.
For touch-up cleaning of your glasses when you don't have the above supplies available, try individually packaged, pre-moistened disposable lens cleaning wipes. These are formulated specifically for use on eyeglass lenses.
THE DON'TS OF CLEANING YOUR RUDY PROJECT SUNGLASSES!
DON'T use your shirt or bottom of the shirt or other cloth to clean your glasses, especially when the lenses are dry. This can scratch your Rudy lenses.
DON'T use saliva to wet your lenses. PLEASE
DON'T use household glass or surface cleaners to clean your eyeglasses. These products have ingredients that can damage eyeglass lenses and coatings, such as anti-reflective coating.
DON'T use tissue paper, toilet paper to clean your lenses. These can scratch or smear your lenses or leave them full of lint.
DON'T try to "buff away" a scratch in your lenses. This only makes the situation worse. Sunglasses lenses cannot be buffed clear of scratches.
If tap water isn't available to rinse your lenses before cleaning them, use plenty of the spray eyeglass cleaner to flush away dust and other debris before wiping the lenses dry.