TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Bugs on Car

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Armadillos, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. ibdb

    ibdb Any excuse for a road trip

    Apr 29, 2015
    Puyallup, WA
    I've had no issues using clay on the nose cone.

    I did find that there was one splat that hasn't come completely clean off the nose cone after today's wash. It's only visible from some angles and with the right lighting, but there's still something there and clay didn't do the trick for that particular splat. Not sure what I'll try next.

    Everything else came off the hood and front end with my base wash (microfiber mitt) and no special additional cloths or cleaners. I'm sure that having waxed it not long before the drive helped keep the bugs from sticking around for long.
  2. steilkurve

    steilkurve Member

    Mar 28, 2015
    Montreal, Canada
    Thanks. Ended up trying clay to attack the bug remains on the cone. A big one I couldn't do anything about. Feels baked in. Likely waited too long. Car is at SC today for another minor thing. Advisor kindly offered to have their detailer look at it. I'll see tonight.
  3. Lex

    Lex Member

    Apr 23, 2015
    Toronto, Canada
    Baked-in bug :eek: I have a clay bar kit so I'll give it a go but mine's pretty minor (I actually haven't been noticing it during washings). I think it's slight damage to the plastic -- either a really surprised bumble bee I hit straight on at speed, or a rock. Not that I'm any less in love but I think I'm getting a bit less anxious about attempting to maintain absolute perfection. It's a car, after all, and I need to use it as such and stuff happens on roads and in parking lots.

    I agree with getting bugs and esp. bird poop :cursing: removed as quickly as possible, but to be honest I always feel a bit anxious when I use any cloth (even a fresh good micro fiber, but that's just me) on an unwashed finish, but you gotta do what you gotta do, especially with da poo.

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.