Honestly save your money, just use meguiars ultimate compound and an applicator pad. It will take you approx 5-10 just need to do the area that is stained. then apply a quick wax in a spray form. total time should be 10-15 min and a lot cheaper then $700-1000
It's important to keep in mind how the particular product you are using actually works and the effect it has on your clear coat. Polishes and compounds remove stains etched into your clear coat by actually removing a very tiny layer of the clear coat. The more abrasive the product, the more clear coat it removes. That is why you want to start out with the least abrasive product first and then work your way up. So I think something like vinegar or a paint cleanser is great to start with and hopefully that would remove the stain. But if that doesn't work, I would then next try a polish, and then only if these did not work would I use a compound.
It also speaks to the value of regularly protecting your paint with sealants, waxes, ceramic coatings, etc so that you can reduce the need to polish and compound as much as possible in the future.
Please do let us know what product actually worked to remove the stain. I am really curious in case I run into a similar situation.
Thanks. I think people use compound sometimes to mean polishing compound. I have used both rubbing compound and polishing compound on previous cars but am hesitant with the Tesla knowing the history with thin/soft paint.
I will definitely report back if the vinegar solution works. I have read about the paint cleansers and may try that as well.
MDR is also great for water spots and stuff. Its cheap (like 6 bucks) and the bottle will last forever. Not a bad idea to keep in your detailing suppliesI am going to try the vinegar first as that is what I have in the house to try this tomorrow. If that doesn't work I can try Optimum MDR or a paint cleanser.
So glad to hear the vinegar worked and that you were able to remove the stain without having to remove any of your clear coat with a compound.
I would definitely suggest you protect all of your car's paint. There is a Youtube detailer I like named Jimbo and he said his favorite current regimen is Turtle Wax Seal and Shine every 3 or 4 months and Technicians Choice Ceramic Detail Spray after every wash or two. Both products are very durable, provide nearly unbeatable protection, and are very inexpensive.
Again, really happy to hear the stain came out with vinegar!