Vacuum pump, bell jar, magnesium flouride and a way to vaporise it within the bell jar, temperature controlled oven to bake (harden) the coating. Miscellaneous stuff to clean and prepare the glass, as well as facilities to de- and re- cement lenses.
Originally Posted by Tom1956
I think it's doable, if someone wants to devote the time and effort. I want to try it, I've had good success silvering a telescope mirror... only took two tries.
Lenses you don't value to practice on.
Oh yes, a lot of skill and time to practice.
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