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 crom 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 be depositing on the PET like it does on glass, or will it not?
I need to order the ingredients online, then wait for it couple of days - also because they are quite big quantities, it will end up being quite expensive. So, before doing a mistake, I thought to ask here.
Maybe this idea is a big mistake and I can find out from somebody who already knows it doesn't work, and also can explain a bit why.
Why would work on glass but not on PET?