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Old 11 January 2010, 15:50   #1
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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??
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Old 11 January 2010, 16:02   #2
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Cheap.... like the budgie.

http://www.traveloutdoorsleeds.co.uk...rvival-mirror/

Doesn't have a hole in the centre though.
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Old 11 January 2010, 16:07   #3
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Cheap.... like the budgie.

http://www.traveloutdoorsleeds.co.uk...rvival-mirror/

Doesn't have a hole in the centre though.
Oooo! Nice one.
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Old 11 January 2010, 16:21   #4
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So, what price a decent stainless steel ultra-polished mirror? And where to get one??
I have one that was in a Outdoorsey Huntin' Shootin' Fishin' kinda shop. So far I have not used it to do anything...
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So far I have not used it to do anything...
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iz eny nobbur intrestid inn a bullk buiy?

i av gott 400 cds ov lea marrvin singin i woz bawn unnder a wandrin starr forr sail

wan kwid eech

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Just a thought.....aren't hard disk drive, disks highly polished with a hole in the middle?
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i av gott 400 cds ov lea marrvin singin i woz bawn unnder a wandrin starr forr sail....wan kwid eech
That's crackin stuff, put me down for one. I want mine on Cassette with the fold-out artwork. Preferably the German release. Does the kwid include VAT and Shipping?
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Just a thought.....aren't hard disk drive, disks highly polished with a hole in the middle?
Yes, but I suspect that they will diffuse light...
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http://www.bcbin.com/index.php?productID=1398

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the mukti spoke steering wheels on most ribs have a lovely stainless cap in the middle
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