Do Salvage Auctions Clean Blood off cars? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Non-Powerstroke General Discussion General Discussion for 6.9L and 7.3L IDI (Non-Powerstroke) Engines

 2Likes
  • 1 Post By KnockingDiesel
  • 1 Post By KnockingDiesel
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 02-09-2019, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
KnockingDiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 272
Thanks: 13
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Do Salvage Auctions Clean Blood off cars?

So I’ve been thinking about this for a few days. Does Copart (or similar facilities) clean blood off cars or contract a company to do bio clean up? Or does the insurance do it?

Been buying at copart with my dad a long time and use to see bloody cars all the time and the last few years none.

Then last year I lost a good friend in an accident and when we went to collect his stuff the truck was a mess...... As you can imagine, it was a nightmare. Fast forward one year to the date and I’m at copart with my dad and see my friends truck. I work up the nerve to walk up to it, and confirmed it’s his. Only it’s been cleaned, it was dusty but no stains....... That truck was a bio hazard when I last seen it and now nothing.

So I was curious to if anyone knew what procedure was for bio hazard cars in auction now.

Thanks
ZMANN likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2002 F-350 CCLB DRW 4X4 7.3 lariat LE
KnockingDiesel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 02-09-2019, 08:00 PM
Compression Ignition Addict

 
-Falcon-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,098
Thanks: 1
Thanked 49 Times in 50 Posts
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Quoted: 397 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I would think that is something that is cleaned up almost immediately after the police investigation is over, if the vehicle is repairable.

It's probably done by a 3rd party hired from the insurance company in order to get maximum resale value at auction for it.

Could you imagine the smell (that you would never be able to get out) if brain matter, bodily fluids and organs, and blood was left to sit in the upholstery, carpet, and inside air vents? Especially during the summer months?

2007 F250 Crew Cab Lariat 4x4. Lots of upgrades, but not enough. It's tall, too tall. Yes, I'm obviously compensating for something.

UPGRADES:
EGR Delete, RedHead Steering Gear, Blue Spring Upgrade, ARP Studs, (Let's not mention this manufacturers name) Coolant Filter, (Let's not mention this manufacturers name) Blue Intercooler Pipe and Elbow Upgrade, Cold Air Intake, One-Up Offroad Traction Bars, XD Wheels and Nitto Ridge Grappler 37" Tires, LED Lights all around, 2013 Tailgate, 2008+ Power Mirrors, Pro-Comp XXX Dual Front Coilover Suspension, Custom Bedliner Sprayed Rocker Panels and Fender Flares, Amerihood Tpe E-Style Ram Air/Heat Extraction Hood, CompuStar Alarm with Remote Windows, Remote Start, and much more!
More upgrades to come, including Singer Alternator, and other engine upgrades.

NEW Custom Bumpers with Tire Carrier! Dual Winches!
-Falcon- is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 02-10-2019, 01:01 AM
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

 
ZMANN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 28,684
Thanks: 2,238
Thanked 1,852 Times in 1,796 Posts
Mentioned: 726 Post(s)
Quoted: 4030 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
an interesting/grim topic

got me on google . the 08 charger has bullet holes eek

https://www.copart.com/search/biohazardouschemical/


i would think if it was deemed bio then it was not labeled next time you saw it you would have need a service to certify that it was clean ? https://biorecovery.com/biohazard-car/

6.0 flush pdf
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ZMANN is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 Old 02-14-2019, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
KnockingDiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 272
Thanks: 13
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by -Falcon- View Post
I would think that is something that is cleaned up almost immediately after the police investigation is over, if the vehicle is repairable.

It's probably done by a 3rd party hired from the insurance company in order to get maximum resale value at auction for it.

Could you imagine the smell (that you would never be able to get out) if brain matter, bodily fluids and organs, and blood was left to sit in the upholstery, carpet, and inside air vents? Especially during the summer months?
Quite a few years ago there was VW Phaeton at copart here, it was covered in bullet holes (Had Chihuahua tags on it), that car was marked bio-hazard and (broken) windows were covered in thick white plastic, rear window was good but tinted so couldn't see too much, but even if it was clear you couldn't get within 10' of the car from the smell..... It never sold and was tucked in the farthest corner of copart for a few years. That car was definitely involved in an execution.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZMANN View Post
an interesting/grim topic

got me on google . the 08 charger has bullet holes eek

https://www.copart.com/search/biohazardouschemical/


i would think if it was deemed bio then it was not labeled next time you saw it you would have need a service to certify that it was clean ? https://biorecovery.com/biohazard-car/
I appreciate the reply, definitely a grim topic but I was curious.

I ran the item number through copart and it is no longer available so I think it sold. I have seen some pretty bad vehicles at copart but this truck is in the top 5.

Thanks for the replies
ZMANN likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2002 F-350 CCLB DRW 4X4 7.3 lariat LE
KnockingDiesel is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 02-26-2019, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
KnockingDiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 272
Thanks: 13
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
just realized this was in the wring section, can itbee moved?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2002 F-350 CCLB DRW 4X4 7.3 lariat LE
KnockingDiesel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome