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Old 05-05-2005, 12:12 AM   #1
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Front Seats Covered In Blood

Okay... So long story short my roommates dog bit his tail off in my Focus.

SO, i need to find an auto detailer STAT in the Greater North Seattle Washington (Edmonds/Shoreline) Area. I am hoping some folks around here have used some shops and have been pleased with the results. I don't want to take it into a place only to have them set the blood permanently into my interior. Luckily the back seat had a thick blanket over it, so no visible (at night) blood, but front cloth seats are not good. Already got the sides/vinyl on doors/dash clean at least.

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Old 05-05-2005, 06:22 AM   #2
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Well...i know from experience that the, Kirby vacuum cleaner shampoo, got out blood and did great on a wed wine stained white carpet...


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Umm whoa dude that really sucks...

I don't have an advice for you, but here's a Bump in case someone else does?!

Good luck getting that taken care of!!
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Moved to Auto Washing & Detailing......
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Oxyclean Active...in a blue spray bottle in the laundry aisle (by the spray-in-wash stuff) gets blood out well and is a very mild and safe cleaner. I'd try that first.

Peroxide is the BEST blood remover, but also has a bad habit of bleaching material....you'd definitely have to spot-test in an inconspicuous spot with that one.

As for detailing shops, make sure you pick a good one if you go that route (and I mean pricey). Most detailers detail as a second job and have only been in "business" for a very short time. In fact, I know more about detailing and detail products than a lot of the guys out there charging.

In short, make sure you take it to someone who is good with stains....might want to try a carpet or upholstery specialty shop and discuss with them the possible outcomes of them attempting to clean everything.
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Well...i know from experience that the, Kirby vacuum cleaner shampoo, got out blood and did great on a wed wine stained white carpet...


--randy

i have a kirby, those things rock!!! insanely expensive but they work wonders..lol and yes the cleaning fluids are top notch. oxyclean is also good , i got blood out of my hockey jersey by hand scrubbing with that.
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damn..sorry yo.

The dog bit his own tail off????? Thats some crazy dog.
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no idea here either, just a friendly bump to save ur interior
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In short, make sure you take it to someone who is good with stains....might want to try a carpet or upholstery specialty shop and discuss with them the possible outcomes of them attempting to clean everything. [/B]
I could give you advise, but this is a serious matter and I do not know how long it has been on the seats, how much soaked in, etc..., but it does "sound" like it soaked in.

I agree with revamp, a professional carpet cleaner would be best.
Most detailing shops do not have the correct tools to do a quality job as well as the right training (carpet and upholstery is very specialized).

A carpet cleaning company (I recommend Steamway if you have one local) will have the equipment as well as correct training to attack the problem..., while they are at it, just have them clean all the interior, then spray a protectant
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Old 05-05-2005, 11:14 AM   #10
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Carpet Cleaner.... That is a damn good idea. I'm on the phone with one right now!

'cause yeah, I wasn't really sure I would want
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