A reviewer, The Mad Scientist, suggested they would be lighter if only a few sections of the inspection mirror were used. That good idea, combined with finding a nice pair of sunglasses on the side of the road resulted in my making another pair.
Behold, version 2...
Step 1: Parts and Tools
- a mechanic's inspection mirror
- small copper wire
- shrink wrap tubing
- reflective tape
- safety glasses (to wear)
- dremel tool with cutoff wheel
- wire cutters, pliers
- heat gun or cigarette lighter
- 30 mins max
- First, get an inspection mirror. Harbor Freight Tools sells these for $2 at their sidewalk sales.
Step 2: Start Cutting
Very carefully and lightly, cut off the larger sections of the telescoping arm. Practice getting clean cuts on the larger sections.
Step 3: Finish Cutting
Stop cutting when you have two telescoping sections intact next to the mirror.
Step 4: Attach
Step 5: Shrink Wrap
If the tubing has words printed on it, be sure to hide it. We are closet-fashionistas, of course.
Step 6: Reflector
I get mine from http://www.identi-tape.com/