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[–]n6Wr3sSjgax87Ub6q0GV 3166 points3167 points 22 (111 children)

"That ass so hot, it refinishes stadium seating"

[–]PhoKit2 741 points742 points  (90 children)

Thanks for the new shitty pick up line. My girlfriend is going to love it

[–]Actually_Im_a_Broom 817 points818 points  (78 children)

“What does that even mean?”

“Hang on, let me show you.” Feverishly looks for Reddit post “It’s cool, I promise.”

“It’s something stupid from Reddit again, isn’t it?”

[–]tjayrocket 1064 points1065 points 7245& 10 more (71 children)

I am going to actually do this, to my wife, right when she gets home… which should be any minute now.

Stay tuned for updates, as this story unfolds…

Edit 1: 5 minutes later - still waiting.

Edit 2: 25 minutes later - still waiting.

Edit 3: 33 Minutes later - she called, she bought a god damn kitchen aid, which means she’s gonna make bread later. I see this as an absolute win. Anyways, I must go get the heavy things from the car. Stand by for the pick-up line delivery.

Edit 4: 41 minutes later - pick-up line delivered. Thankfully, she loves me because my delivery was so bad, I wouldn’t blame her for filing for a divorce.

She just smiled, gave me a mildly defeated sigh and asked ‘Did you want to touch my butt? Is that it?’ and just turned around and quietly said - ‘…go ahead.’

I took my free butt grab, showed her why I said it.. and now, she wants to start torching our lawn furniture in an attempt to repair it.

Today was a good day.

Final edit: 1+ hours later - The bread is confirmed. I am uncommonly excited by this.

She smoked a little, grabbed her ipad and started chuckling over this thread. Y’all made our evening - cheers, all!

Bread update - So, my house smells like a bakery. Fan-freakin-tastic… She made 2 loaves because we will both be picking at it for a while… and, this just in: She’s raising dough for sourdough. She’s been wanting to try it, but has had a hard time with raising a starter so, here’s hoping for the best. Still a good day.

Next up, freezer jam.

The wife, making bread

[–]chaise_longue 232 points233 points  (12 children)

I applaud spousal butt grabs.

[–]Hidesuru 27 points28 points  (9 children)

I make it a habit to grab my wife's every chance I get!

[–]AdEmbarrassed4560 20 points21 points  (4 children)

I make a habit of grabbing my own butt Bc I’m single 🙃

[–]rafael000 7 points8 points  (1 child)

We all do!

[–]SkollFenrirson 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Back of the line, buddy!

[–]smolbean01 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I make it a habit to grab my bf's every chance I get

[–]MultipleDinosaurs 59 points60 points  (4 children)

What a journey.

As a thank you for writing that out and giving me a laugh, here are a few of my favorite bread recipes for her that I regularly make in my stand mixer-

Easy Perfect Yeast Bread

Rosemary Foccacia

Buttermilk Quick Bread with 10 variations

[–]jozzydan66 106 points107 points  (1 child)

Leaving a comment here to remember to check back on your wife endeavors.

Update: this gave me serotonin

[–]Bob_Sagat69 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Me too.

[–]y6ird 17 points18 points  (0 children)

She smoked a little

I’ll bet! That ass so hot…

[–]goat_eating_sundews 14 points15 points  (0 children)

She ever pick up that milk?

[–]Odd_Angel_77 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Now I want to make bread because I'll be hungry later and, well, bread... Eat bread and torch things.

[–]lewisherber 52 points53 points  (3 children)

Plot twist: She’s not coming home. Ever.

[–]Sparglewood 27 points28 points  (0 children)

She saw his comment and is determined to have the last laugh

[–]wotmate 7 points8 points  (0 children)

So you're saying that a bad pick up line led to a bun in the oven?

[–]raagruk 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This is adorable

[–]skinky-dink 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Are you spying on me or something?

[–]tokomini 66 points67 points  (7 children)

Let us know how it goes. I'd try it on my girlfriend, but her entire family was killed in a stadium seating restoration accident so I'm just not sure it'd be appropriate.

[–]hopefulhearted 24 points25 points  (12 children)

Honestly would love to be told that after watching this

[–]n6Wr3sSjgax87Ub6q0GV 49 points50 points  (9 children)

Your ass is so hot, it refinishes stadium seating

[–]hopefulhearted 19 points20 points  (8 children)

Dope. Thank you

[–]qwerty12qwerty 12 points13 points  (7 children)

Your ass is so hot, it refinishes stadium seating

[–]hopefulhearted 13 points14 points  (6 children)

Omg thank you. That one never gets old

[–]Grimm___ 14 points15 points  (0 children)


[–]Lesemi 9762 points9763 points 35 (157 children)

This is r/powerwashingporn with fire

Edit: wow, thanks for the awards!

[–]maughanster8507 1499 points1500 points  (99 children)


[–]SpikeX 1368 points1369 points  (74 children)

Probably closer to /r/flamethrowerporn, if only such a place existed.

[–]dingbatwelby 1599 points1600 points 63 (44 children)

don't let your dreams be dreams

[–]electronicpangolin 432 points433 points  (35 children)

It’s a place now

[–]WaffleyDootDoot 38 points39 points  (5 children)

I love how subreddits are formed just like that! And it already has over 100 members!

[–]LeviathanGray 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Subscribed. Thanks reddit.

[–]SimplyViolated 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I love the internet

[–]crypticedge 50 points51 points  (3 children)

Be the change you want to see

[–]Afraid-Train 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That's my kink.

[–]LeviSalt 168 points169 points  (11 children)

They’d accept this post on a Wednesday.

[–]DeepV 9 points10 points  (9 children)

Wednesday? What am I missing?

[–]jjaid 28 points29 points  (5 children)

You can post non-power washing cleaning content only on Wednesdays, as long as it has the general “power washed” after effect like this does.

[–]kingdom529 29 points30 points  (2 children)

I would pay good money to watch a livestream of the entire stadium.

[–]JONNy-G 63 points64 points  (2 children)

/r/FireWashingPorn is about to get a few new subs (me included)

[–]Queentroller 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Post it on Wednesday.

[–]4dubdub8 6 points7 points  (1 child)

So fire is just red paint?

[–]hnate1234 5298 points5299 points  (182 children)

Well thats really fucking cool

[–]Thrifticted 8569 points8570 points 210776& 21 more (146 children)

For anyone who happens to see this and think they should restore their weathered plastics on their vehicle using this method, please don't. I've gotten in countless arguments about this and people are insufferable. Melting the top layer brings oils to the surface, making it look great, but it doesn't last and they'll end up looking even worse than before in a short while. Plastic polishes and protectants are the way to go, unless you're trying to quick sell a vehicle and don't care about the long term. I've tried this method multiple times and ways and that's always the end result after a few weeks/months. Surely no one will see this, but for the one person that does, don't ruin your restoration project using this method

[–]madmaxturbator 1086 points1087 points  (56 children)

Does this make sense for stadiums then? Why is the stadium person doing this, surely they also care about the cost of replacing these in a few months? Or do they not care as much, so what if it gets shitty soon, these are expected to get shitty....

[–]Mastertexan1 1445 points1446 points  (34 children)

I’d imagine those seats are designed with this in mind where car parts are not

[–]synthesis777 828 points829 points  (15 children)

And / or it's easier to do this every few months or so than to polish and protect every seat on some kind of longer term schedule.

[–]pizzafourlife 487 points488 points  (11 children)

and that is stupid heavy plastic so probably less bothered by it

[–]Nexus9100 276 points277 points  (9 children)

You could say that plastic is… dummy thicc?

[–]ggg8880 295 points296 points 2 (8 children)

It's plasthicc

[–]FunFakeFacts 39 points40 points  (3 children)

... That just sounds like excessive cosmetic surgery

[–]wastedsanitythefirst 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Alright mike tyson

[–]Masterslay1 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah, billing someone to quickly torch each seat must be more cost efficient than polish/protecting each one. Walking through with basically a flamethrower is probably easier than polishing each one too

[–]AmNotSatan 172 points173 points  (11 children)

I wonder if this process seals in the flavor?

[–]jwlrunner 51 points52 points  (0 children)

They say it locks in the freshness too.

[–]Patchyug 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Mmmm 6 seasons worth of chili dog night farts just brewing in those chairs

[–]--DoReFuckMi-- 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Takes big chonk out of stadium chair.

Mmm tasty

[–]percyman34 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Car parts are definitely not designed for this. I work in an injection molding factory for Honda interior/exterior plastic parts. The plastic resin is very different depending on if the part will be painted or not, if it will be located inside or outside the vehicle, etc. The plastic becomes a liquid goo around 400F. Even at lower heat temperatures the resin is sensitive and it could easily cause the plastic to bubble and become ruined.

[–]cicalaca-cichicea 42 points43 points  (1 child)

the cost of replacing these in a few months

They don't have to replace them, the problem is that the treatment is short lasting so they'll have to redo the treatment in a month again, and again, and again, until there's barely any oils left for it to work. So no, it doesn't make sense as a sustainable solution for a stadium, but it's perfectly fine for a 1 time special event if scheduling or budget don't allow for proper restoration.

[–]revolvingdoor 17 points18 points  (0 children)

What do you do for a living?

"once a week I set bleachers on fire"

[–]Alswel 61 points62 points  (1 child)

I'd imagine there's the factor of the cost of polish for however many seats a stadium might have vs the gas it takes to restore the seats too

[–]JeshkaTheLoon 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Don't forget the time. Time is money too. Even on a fixed salary, I am sure the guy has other things he gets paid to be doing with that time.

[–]wqert 18 points19 points  (1 child)

They are selling the stadium for a quick buck and don't care for the long term?

[–]weed-was-consumed 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This is the way

[–]Repulsive_Box_5763 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Stadium seats are made with MUCH thicker plastic than automotive panels. They just do this continually until they either need new seats or, considering this style of seat is used less and less in newer stadiums; wait for a reno.

[–]makuzzle 142 points143 points  (15 children)

You got them awards and the upvotes and I am sure you aren't lying but I found the opposite to be true. With all the chemicals one only applies some substance to the surface (and pores if you will), that tends to rinse off after a couple of days in the rain.

Heat gunning the plastics allows the very top layer to melt back into its regular inner structure, after these layers had been disintegrated by UV radiation and thus became grey. To me it appeared to be more permanent/longer lasting, as it kind of reversed the damage, rather than just dressing it.

Maybe I was using the wrong products, who knows, it's been some years ago by now.

Edit: thanks for the upvotes!

[–]cyclonicleo1 46 points47 points  (2 children)

From what I understand, you're pretty much right. Also, these plastics are a much heavier grade and designed to be in the elements pretty much for decades, so they're far more resilient to this sort of treatment than automotive or residential grade plastics.

[–]clayj9 56 points57 points  (3 children)

I done it to my cars faded plastics and it worked a charm too for at least 2 years until I sold it. The products are usually shit and wear off the next wash, I'm sure the expensive stuff is better but I already have a heat gun and it's free(ish) and lasts years. So I know what I'm still doing.

[–]Anyna-Meatall 246 points247 points  (15 children)

IDK how your 67 upvote comment from 45 minutes ago is higher than the 930 vote comment from three hours before, but i just want you to know that I appreciate you

[–]defacedlawngnome 57 points58 points  (10 children)

Went from 67 to 675 within 19 minutes of you posting your comment.

[–]FartsWithAnAccent 1120 points1121 points  (23 children)

No, it's fire.

[–]BeCauseOfYou_2000000 403 points404 points  (11 children)

No, this is Patrick!

[–]PassionateAvocado 82 points83 points  (5 children)

Legit watching that exact scene when I read this comment. Wild.

[–]drkidkill 3174 points3175 points  (171 children)

Before all you Chevy avalanche owners or other plastic stuff go around melting your shit, there is a product called refinish restorer, it works great without the damage this torch could cause. It had my old avalanche looking almost as good as new.

[–]elgarresta 1536 points1537 points 2 (10 children)



[–]PlanD4Failures 52 points53 points  (37 children)

Or a $10 heat gun from harbor freight. I use to flip cars, works amazing.

[–]floofcatfuzz 39 points40 points  (33 children)

Why get a $10 heat gun when you can get the torch in the video for only $25? https://www.harborfreight.com/propane-torch-91033.html

[–]greenwrayth 71 points72 points  (31 children)

controlling weeds

I am upset. I am upset that this is an option. I am upset that I have ever used a conventional mechanical edger or herbicide when FIRE WAS AN OPTION AND NONE OF YOU TOLD ME!

[–]EZ-PEAS 30 points31 points  (0 children)

It's called flame weeding and it legit works wonderfully. They only caveat is that you generally have to get to the plants when they're small (a few inches or less) or else you just have big dead weeds all over the place that you want to pull anyway.

The goal is not to incinerate the weeds, the goal is to shock them with high heat to the leaves for a second or so. This causes massive cellular trauma- about 15 minutes later it'll look like they haven't been watered in a month and the next day they'll be dead and brown. It can also work better than traditional weeding too, because you kill the leaves and not the entire plant, so the plant diverts all the resources away from its roots in an attempt to grow more leaves... and ends up killing its own roots.

It isn't super duper accurate, so you won't replace your edger or garden spade, but if you ever want to go scorched Earth (literally) and knock down a whole garden bed it works great.

Super convenient for all those little annoying weeds in sidewalk cracks. I also have a rock garden that grows annoying little weeds, great for that too.

[–]suitology 8 points9 points  (4 children)

It's how I do the vines on my chain link. Every year they try to grow.

[–]greenwrayth 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Now, see, that gets to me. The idea of maintaining my home by the application of fire is downright pornographic.

[–]PlanD4Failures 6 points7 points  (11 children)

And gasoline will take oil stains out of concrete.

[–]cosmic_gloss 318 points319 points  (30 children)

Yeah as someone who used to remove vinyl from vehicles with torches and occasionally flamethrowers, you will fuck up your paint job if you don’t know what you’re doing

[–]Not-an-Ocelot 405 points406 points  (18 children)

So what you're saying is... there's a chance I won't?

[–]cosmic_gloss 30 points31 points  (5 children)

I hope you’re going for a toasted marshmallow finish

[–]KikoSoujirou 34 points35 points  (4 children)

Fuck now I wanna toast my car and put a giant graham cracker on top of it

[–]FuzzzyTingleTimes 17 points18 points  (1 child)

That’s a ridiculous idea…Where are you gonna find a stick big enough for your s’moretomobile? But seriously, this idea sounds yumz please invite me to sit around the Camryfire

[–]Rocka101_86 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Yeah, screw it up, and you’re in the hot seat.

[–]inkypoop 34 points35 points  (7 children)

Do you not care about the livelihood of Hank Hill's family, you monster?

[–]Wong_Hair_wo_dis 29 points30 points  (6 children)

This guy probably shops at Thatherton Fules and the Megalow mart! Gibblet head 🙄

[–]xrobevansx 21 points22 points  (7 children)

Heat gun works well without flames. Cerakote is the stuff though.

[–]Lowflyin 38 points39 points  (4 children)

If its applied every few days

[–]bettyslow 38 points39 points  (9 children)

Cmon you know that stuff is garbage and lasts about a week.

Patience and a heat gun will safely provide this same result.

[–]mammaluigi39 56 points57 points  (4 children)

If they cared about using garbage they wouldn't own a Chevy Avalanche.

[–]HeadOfMax 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Heat gun works great without as much risk of damage

[–]rufioherpderp 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Reddit never ceases to amaze me. I came into the comments to ask specifically about my '05 Avalanche... and here you are.

[–]MisterDonkey 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yeah, but this looks way more fun.

[–]SteamBoatBill1022 5 points6 points  (0 children)

…for two weeks. Depending on where you live.

[–]kdmmgs 898 points899 points  (24 children)

Can of hairspray and bic lighter. Here I come patio furniture.

[–]TheVudoThatIdo 291 points292 points  (14 children)

Nah a Bic lighter is too dangerous for this. You gotta use a BBQ lighter one of the long ones or you will burn yourself.

[–]da_boatmane 86 points87 points  (5 children)

Bic has this hybrid grill lighter standard lighter, game changer for candles and maybe just the right tool for this plot.

[–]G-III 7 points8 points  (2 children)

The short stalk one, maybe 1.5-2” long extension? Piezoelectric?

[–]Kixtay 1419 points1420 points  (69 children)

Great! I'll try that with my sofa! 😀

[–]DrSaturnos 822 points823 points  (56 children)

We do not condone this, but please record if you do.

[–]gwaydms 110 points111 points  (15 children)

[–]catdaddy230 44 points45 points  (7 children)

I went there back at the beginning of the century for grad school so I was kinda removed from the frat party culture. One year the idiots didn't pay attention to where they put the couch to burn and the flame wound up bringing down a power line which knocked out the power for many blocks. It was a party street that it happened on and the fire department was pissed. I found out about it because a corner store was only taking cash when I went into town as their power was out. The clerk said that the electric company had informed everyone that getting power back to that street was very low priority and not to expect restoration for several hours. It's been so long that i honestly don't remember if it was the end of the year or a football game that prompted it. They burned a lot of couches there

[–]neon_overload 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Wow, did not expect the finish to come up looking so nicely.

[–]cjsv7657 15 points16 points  (1 child)

It works on oxidized plastic lawn furniture.

[–]No_Awareness5033 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I'm gonna try this with my lighter on every stadium seat now, then reference this random video for an explanation.

[–]WillTheConqueror1066 722 points723 points  (143 children)

What is the crazy science behind this? I need to know.

[–]ChoppyIllusion[S] 1117 points1118 points  (115 children)

The top layer is damaged. They burn that off exposing the colored plastic under it. It’s done with car bumpers as well

[–]jamesdo72 818 points819 points  (74 children)

Oxidization of plastic can make it chalky or discolored. They’re just burning off the oxidized layer.

[–]dogslut2020 120 points121 points  (5 children)

How many times can they do this before they run out of chair?

[–]cjsolx 88 points89 points  (4 children)

Where's that Mr. Owl, he'll know!

[–]Anomalous-Entity 82 points83 points  (1 child)




It takes three blowtorchings to get to the center of a stadium seat.

[–]OkayTheyreInTheTubes 329 points330 points  (23 children)

That's really selfish of the oxygen

[–]msannethropik 168 points169 points  (11 children)

The most selfish of chemical reactions are those darn electron-stealing reducers. They spew all kinds of electronegativity.

[–]VomMom 60 points61 points  (7 children)

Agreed! Oxygen was minding its own business until this plastic came along and wanted it’s electrons!

*draw would be more accurate than spew. I hate how confusing the language is around redox reactions :(

[–]msannethropik 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Good point. So much drawing, it’s plain sketchy.

[–]jamesdo72 32 points33 points  (6 children)

Preemptive disclaimer, don’t catch your car on fire, but the same thing will have the once black, now chalky charcoal colored trim on your car looking like new. Would recommend a small pipe-sweating hand torch though. Start at a distance and keep the torch moving.

[–]ronflair 21 points22 points  (4 children)

But won’t the flame just oxidize the new layer, since burning involves oxidation?

[–]ivanadie 6 points7 points  (16 children)

Would this work on foggy headlights?

[–]tooyoung_tooold 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Not burning it off, just re melting it.

[–]Hanliir 56 points57 points  (4 children)

More just remelting the top layer to remove the surface damage. Have done this after machining and sanding acrylic

[–]ei283 26 points27 points  (2 children)

I assumed this was more along the lines of what it was doing. The white finish looks like fine scratches, so I assumed the hot flame simply remelts and flattens the rough scratched surface

[–]RollingZepp 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Yes, it's an actual manufacturing process called flame polishing.

[–]DarwinLizard 15 points16 points  (5 children)

Can I do this to the faded plastic Adirondack chairs we have to restore their color?

[–]atawaycee 15 points16 points  (1 child)

No idea. But post before and afters pls!

[–]Stony_Logica1 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Also record DURING, just in case you spectacularly mess up.

[–]AlbinoWino11 27 points28 points  (4 children)

So, plastic rust? Kind of?

[–]femaleZapBrannigan 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Plastic rust sounds like a techno album from the late 90’s

[–]Exotic_Dada 4 points5 points  (3 children)

does it consume some little amount of the plastic seat or not at all ?

[–]Wyattcek 13 points14 points  (6 children)

I need to know if I torch my trucks faded trim will it get results like this or be the failure I’m accustomed to.

[–]Sub116610 9 points10 points  (1 child)

We do this on BPA-free (tritan) bottles that come in with dents. Granted, using a standard heat gun - not a flamethrower..

Polycarbonate can get dents but you can smack those out. Really bad dents can leave creases in them though. The remedy? Heat gun.

PET bottles? If you leave them out in the sun they’ll completely deform and often shrink. If you want a 3 gallon PET bottle, just leave your empty 5 gallon one in your car in the sun.

[–]TeddyThreeSticks 17 points18 points  (0 children)

The downside is the next layer will oxidize and turn chalky white a lot faster than the first layer.

[–]wtph 267 points268 points  (20 children)

It's nice to finally see an actual fire hose, instead of what all those firemen use which are water hoses. In fact I don't think they drive fire trucks at all.

[–]CardinalNYC 7 points8 points  (4 children)

If I'm ever the mayor of a city I'm absolutely changing the name of the fire department to the water department.

[–]merc1985 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Straight out of Ray Bradbury's imagination. The true Fireman!

[–]NefariousMuppet 152 points153 points  (11 children)

Only 49996 more to go

[–]thebindingofJJ 57 points58 points  (9 children)

Whatever you do, don’t rush.

[–]011001110110 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Holy shit that’s fucking insane

[–]PCsNBaseball 12 points13 points  (1 child)

It took four minutes for it all to burn down. 4 minutes. That means this pic was taken like 3 minutes from the start of the fire. 56 people died.

There's video of it from start to finish. It's insane how fast it is.

Edit: Here's the video. Warning: there's multiple people on fire and images of what we now know are dead people in this video, though nothing too gory. The video shows the entire thing start to finish, and the video is only six minutes long. Insane.


[–]LunatiqHigh 106 points107 points  (17 children)

That must be a toxic job to do, just melting plastic all day. lol

[–]whatdayoftheweekisi 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Came here for this. Couldn't pay enough to inhale that all day

[–]Corathecow 69 points70 points  (9 children)

I’m really shocked more people aren’t talking about the real hazards with this fr. All the comments think it’s so cool but this poor dude might have some serious issues later (or not so later) in life

[–]cjsolx 29 points30 points  (4 children)

Idk I just figured he had some sort of mask? Didn't occur to me that he could be breathing the raw fumes... seems unlikely?

[–]Pocketsquids 155 points156 points  (109 children)

Are these seats just really dense or are they made of something flame resistant? Why don’t they melt? How many times can the top layer be burned off? So cool.

[–]iLikeFunToo 144 points145 points  (99 children)

Not flame resistant, just not quite hot enough to sustain a burn. The top layer does melt. Can be redone probably until the plastic becomes brittle and breaks, I doubt this does a lot to the life but I could be wrong.

[–]Stony_Logica1 73 points74 points  (96 children)

The priority is to look good, rather than maximizing the life of the seat.

[–]PaulFormerlySaul 79 points80 points  (90 children)

from a management perspective, that's not what you want. I studied sport management in grad school and work in risk management/venue management, and replacing stadium seats is very costly. You want to maximize the lifespan of those seats. It can cost upwards of ~$30M to reseat a full-size stadium in America.

[–]TexasTornadoTime 23 points24 points  (4 children)

At a certain point yes the seat isn’t saveable and they just replace it. This process just gives the seat many more years and save a lot of money.

[–]f33f33nkou 15 points16 points  (0 children)

They are melting it, just very very little.

[–]Clem_H_Fandangogh 33 points34 points  (10 children)

Would be cool to selectively restore seats in a pattern/design that could be enjoyed from afar

[–]Broken_Petite 26 points27 points  (7 children)

…You’re thinking of making a dick, aren’t you?

[–]JaminSallyReal 25 points26 points  (8 children)

What witchcraft is this?

[–]femaleZapBrannigan 11 points12 points  (7 children)

The science kind of witchcraft.

[–]cakebreaker2 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Science you say? Well I accuse you of being a witch.

[–]Go-Away-Sun 28 points29 points  (3 children)

That’s gotta smell like ass.

[–]JohnnySasaki20 13 points14 points  (1 child)

That would be great to upload to r/powerwashingporn on Wednesdays.

[–]Jhonnyskidmarks2003 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Years of spectator flatulence were no match against mild blowtorching.

[–]Hetgurd 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Were the seats designed with this in mind or was this kinda a life hack someone developed after?

[–]hl3_for_Eli 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Pissed at my guidance counselor for not letting me know a job like this existed. Now I'm stuck with stupid ass spreadsheets and Word tables when I could have been using a god damn flamethrower.

[–]BradChesney79 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I know, right? What other completely rad careers are people in primary schools missing exposure on?

[–]RC21Captain 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Well Hot damn, you learn something new erryday

[–]javi1321 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Very nice now only 10,000 seats to go

[–]octosquid11 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Can this get posted on r/oddlysatisfying

[–]April_Spring_1982 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I can smell this video

[–]Freekmagnet 6 points7 points  (4 children)

I work for a car dealer. We do this with faded plastic car parts, like trim and bumper covers. A heat gun is safer to use than an open flame, Works great.

[–]HebrewHamm3r 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Oh sure, but when I light stadium seats on fire, it's all "Go home, you're drunk"

[–]WildRaccoon6 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Thats only short term repair, after torching it that plastic is so brittle, give it couple of months and starts cracking so easy

[–]NaturalBackPain 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Something tells me this process also kills Covid.....

[–]PositiveAvocado93 5 points6 points  (0 children)

In addition to scratches, the plastic resin has become oxidized due to UV exposure (these seats probably get lots of sunshine!). Red pigment is really hard to protect, and with heavy UV exposure it turns cloudy (paint on red cars can also suffer the same problem).

This torch is melting away the oxidized top layer, allowing fresh red plastic to flow across the surface