Silver Coating Various Materials

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Hi, mirrors are made by coating glass with tin and then silver. I was wondering whether it would be possible to coat other materials with silver e.g. fibreglass? Assuming of course that an appropriate smooth finish could be achieved that would produce a mirror like finish in the end.
 

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I wonder if a Tollens type silver process could be used on a fabric. Interesting idea. I'll bet it works best on a cotton type fabric. Oh wait! It's been done. Not sure how reflective it is though.
 

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