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So, my son took a head-to-head hit at his soccer game today. He's okay after 17 stitches and a mild concussion. The Insight, however, did not fare so well.

Any tips for getting blood out of a cloth ivory headrest? If only Husky made seat covers along with their floor-mats.

Performance-wise, the Insight did pretty well boogey-ing from the field to the hospital.

So, how to remove blood?
 

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So, my son took a head-to-head hit at his soccer game today. He's okay after 17 stitches and a mild concussion. The Insight, however, did not fare so well.

Any tips for getting blood out of a cloth ivory headrest? If only Husky made seat covers along with their floor-mats.

Performance-wise, the Insight did pretty well boogey-ing from the field to the hospital.

So, how to remove blood?
Wow... glad your son is okay. As far as the interior goes, it's lucky if it's just your headrest since it can be removed for "deep" cleaning, or can be replaced in worst case (<$60). Also since your interior is ivory/light, some of the 'powder' cleaning suggestions below may be less obvious.

Initial suggestions which I've applied myself on other cloth interiors:
1 - Blot/dab without rubbing while stain is fresh.
2 - Avoid hot water and heat which can set the stain deeper.
3 - Try saltwater + toothbrush + blotting to remove more of the stain.
4 - Try repeat cycles of dish soap / liquid solution, and lifting stain with water-wet cloth for additional blotting.

Other suggestions:
I've read about using a baking soda paste, meat tenderizer paste, or hydrogen peroxide as additional cleaners (separately) but haven't had to resort to them nor tried them since my cloth interiors were gray. If these cleaners didn't work and I had one of those 'spot scrubbing steam cleaner' vacuums, I might try one of those if I could stabilize the headrest in a fixed position for long enough. And if it still didn't look how I wanted, I'd try to find an interior detailer for advice or break down and order a new headrest.

Good luck!
 

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Wow... glad your son is okay. As far as the interior goes, it's lucky if it's just your headrest since it can be removed for "deep" cleaning, or can be replaced in worst case (<$60). Also since your interior is ivory/light, some of the 'powder' cleaning suggestions below may be less obvious.

Initial suggestions which I've applied myself on other cloth interiors:
1 - Blot/dab without rubbing while stain is fresh.
2 - Avoid hot water and heat which can set the stain deeper.
3 - Try saltwater + toothbrush + blotting to remove more of the stain.
4 - Try repeat cycles of dish soap / liquid solution, and lifting stain with water-wet cloth for additional blotting.

Other suggestions:
I've read about using a baking soda paste, meat tenderizer paste, or hydrogen peroxide as additional cleaners (separately) but haven't had to resort to them nor tried them since my cloth interiors were gray. If these cleaners didn't work and I had one of those 'spot scrubbing steam cleaner' vacuums, I might try one of those if I could stabilize the headrest in a fixed position for long enough. And if it still didn't look how I wanted, I'd try to find an interior detailer for advice or break down and order a new headrest.

Good luck!
Unfortunately, it's the rear headrest - non-removable. I'll let you know how it turns out.

p.s. I KNEW we should have taken the wife's car to the game!
 

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Have a professional detail guy look at it. I have ivory cloth too, and have had success with stain remover from the dollar store called Awesome, comes in a spray bottle. It won't do any harm to start with basic stain removers. Dab with a small amount of peroxide too, or diluted vinegar/water.
 

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So, my son took a head-to-head hit at his soccer game today. He's okay after 17 stitches and a mild concussion. The Insight, however, did not fare so well.

Any tips for getting blood out of a cloth ivory headrest? If only Husky made seat covers along with their floor-mats.

Performance-wise, the Insight did pretty well boogey-ing from the field to the hospital.

So, how to remove blood?
I would had called an uber... :p
 

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I didn't have peroxide at home, so I skipped to a baking soda and water mix. It got the stain out in seconds! There must be some type of fabric protection baked in at the factory - it was way too easy to remove the stain.
 

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Sorry about your kiddo. I've been thinking about signing mine up for soccer but after reading this I'm not so motivated, haha.

I've found that this carpet cleaner works incredibly well for all kinds of spills and all kinds of materials. Miraculously got red wine out of beige carpet, and kept my white sofa looking relatively clean for many years.

https://amzn.to/2D9yM4v
 

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I frequently have to remove stains from the visors. My wife does her makeup.....and you can see where this is going, haha
 
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