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Old 12 January 2010, 11:02   #11
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Yes, but I suspect that they will diffuse light...
Coincidentally, I dismantled an old drive the other day and threw the three platters in the 'box of useful bits to keep' in the garage. They are extemely shiny, but I'm not sure how resitant they'd be to the marine atmosphere. Maybe I'll leave one outside for a bit and see what happens. I've no idea what they're made of or coated with.
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Just a thought.....aren't hard disk drive, disks highly polished with a hole in the middle?
Scratch pretty easy, though.

Make sure you don't get the glass platters, too.

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I imagine the Gelert ones are the way forward at three quid, so long as they are a decent quality steel.

We also got a quote in from a stainless steel mirror specialist, which would obviously be the bees knees.

They are handy things to have on board though.
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Old 12 January 2010, 11:43   #14
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Also look like they'd make decent nav light brackets for an A-frame.
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Old 12 January 2010, 11:56   #15
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Over the last few years I have gradually developed my own signal mirror which is handily placed right on top of my head.

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Old 12 January 2010, 12:33   #16
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Over the last few years I have gradually developed my own signal mirror which is handily placed right on top of my head.

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I'm slowly starting to develop one of them mate. But I call it the solar panel for the love machine...
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Old 12 January 2010, 12:58   #17
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i keep a flexi mirror in the first aid kit ,, if single handed on my fishing boat ,,just incase i get a face injury ,at least you can see then how many teeth you have lost or how deep the gash is,
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Scratch pretty easy, though.

Make sure you don't get the glass platters, too.

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I use some as coasters to protect the table from cups. After about 3 years of use they look pretty good, yes some scratches, but as an emergancy bit of kit it would be stored away anyway.
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Old 12 January 2010, 13:55   #19
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,at least you can see then ....how deep the gash is,
Do you need a mirror for that?
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Do you need a mirror for that?
Oh yes, it lives with the miners helmet and the plank for tying across your arse.

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