I want to make a very shiny surface, like a mirror. I tried to use chrome paint but it's barely shiny. It's more like gray even though I bought one of the most expensive chrome looking paint.
I know mirrors can be produced using Tollen's reagent on glass (seen some demonstrations on YouTube).
But glass is quite expensive for what I want - I would like to make the mirror on plastic - more specifically on PET - the same material that a normal Coca Cola bottle is made from. I have big sheets of this PET material and I intend to transform them into mirrors.
Will silver deposit on the PET as it does on glass?
I need to order the ingredients online, then wait for it a couple of days - also because they are quite large quantities, it will end up being quite expensive. So, before making a mistake, I thought to ask here.
Could I use a Tollen's reaction to make a mirror on plastic?