Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.

Spots on pearl white paint

I recently found a few small spots on the paint of my Model Y. Color is pearl white (PPSW). Thus, far I tried using Meguiar's car wash, Quik Detailer, and ScratchX, as well as Adam's Iron Remover... to no avail. Anyone has found similar stains on their car? If so, any luck removing them? Thanks in advance for the help.


  • IMG_7097.jpeg
    195.4 KB · Views: 52
  • IMG_7099.jpeg
    110.8 KB · Views: 50
  • IMG_7101.jpeg
    385.8 KB · Views: 51


Feb 11, 2020
boise, idaho
Are they kind of reddish? I think I got my spots from bugs. I'm more diligent with hand washing (quick rinseless wash of front, and adding hybrid ceramic wax). Here is my thread about it ->



May 26, MYLR, White ext, Black int, Tow, 19”
Jun 1, 2021
Bay Area
When you finish cleaning use some G-Tecniq ceramic coating (DIY) with CLS lite and Exo V4. Makes
Future car washes so easy and bug removal a non-issue.

After each wash, dry using bead maker and a clean microfiber. Keeps the coat slick and protected.

It’s worth the cost! I can wash whole car in 15-20 minutes and come out looking super fresh and not water soaked using some rinse less wash and a dozen micro fibers.

Good luck!

Products we're discussing on TMC...

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.