Safety gear: signal mirrors
I have long sworn by those little plastic unbreakable mirrors that safety kits often include, they are sold as a signal device but they actually come in jolly handy for seeing the back of things. Particularly fiddly bits of engines and particularly when afloat and unable to get at it from the right angle, so much so that I carry one in my tool kit.
Anyway, a nice chap came in the shop the other day and saw said plastic mirrors:
"Crap" says he, "they break as soon as you take them out the packet."
"Unbreakable" says I, knowing what it says on the packet.
"How many have you used" says wizened ancient mariner.
"Dozens" says I.
"Because you keep breaking them?" suggests the bearded gent.
"It is a fair point" concedes I.
And so the conversation went on, we got around the old fashioned stainless steel polished jobs that the Army used to issue - back when they had funding. But where to get them???
So, what price a decent stainless steel ultra-polished mirror? And where to get one??