You could replace the tank top with a wooden one, carved to the seat
There are vinyl trim moldings (for cars) that could affix to the tank
the top, that could be regarded as a decorative bumper.
Or, you could rebuild the seat support so as to make the first ever
toilet seat that flips up to the side...
A moment of creative genius, inspired by whit3rd's words...
Hinge it in the front! Flip it forward, towards you. Think about the
benefits - no more drips on the floor 'cause you'll have to stick it through
the hole to pee. Create hours of entertainment for all the boys in the
family as they stand back 3 feet and pee through the hole. (Better than
writing your name in the snow). Hours of hillarious laughter as you watch
your wife struggle to get he butt in place...
Get a short roll of 3M 8672 from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty for 20
bucks. Comes black or clear. It's less than .01 inch thick and is
designed to protect airplane parts from flying dust--it's very, very,
very durable. Cut a little button of it and put it in the appropriate
place--personally I'd use the black to make it an accent. It's thin
enough that it won't interfere with operation, durable enough that
you're not going to wear it out, and the rest of the roll is a handy
thing to have around.
silicone doesn't go on absolutely smoothe, it can be shaved down with a
razor blade. Or make a small stencil and just apply a couple of extra
coats of clear finish on the spot that touches the tank.
Maple toilet seat? What luxury :o)
Drape some velvet over the tank lid?
..."doily - A small ornamental piece of lace or linen or paper used to
protect a surface from scratches by hard objects such as vases or
bowls; or to decorate a plate of food."
At the Borg one can find toilet seats & lids with slow closing lids. IIRC,
the seats also close slowly and can be up in pretty much any position a few
degrees short of 90. Go play with them. If you find something that meets
your needs, either buy the whole thing and substitute your seat or get hold
of the manufacturer and ask if they will sell you just the hardware.
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