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    I could just watch it all day. What sort of plastic are the seats made from?

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    This reminds me of flame polishing.
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    I don't know if this is the entire process. It could just be the looks-good-in-a-GIF portion.

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    It is the whole process, except for the part where you learn that going too slow with the flame is a bad idea.

    An electric heat gun works well also. It is just a lot slower, which gives you much more time to regulate the process. The flame works a lot quicker, but is much less forgiving than the heat gun.

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    If, like me, you're wondering: does this process also work if the seat is green? - then here's your answer:




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