What is Fordite?
Fordite is an awesome stone-like compound that is formed by layers and layers of dried paint. It is named Fordite because some of the first specimens were collected inside the original Ford assembly plants, it is also commonly referred to as Detroit Agate
Back in the days when vehicles were painted by hand there was a lot of paint run-off, and over time the paint started to collect in the tracks of the conveyor belts and other open areas, each layer would get baked on during the paint heating procedure and then every time a new layer was applied it would get baked on, so over time it had a very high exposure to heat, which in return made it a very solid compound.
After all the paint got added it created a very strange mixed color on the outside, and as you cut it or buff into it then it will reveal the amazing colorful layers that are all hiding beneath. The look of the layers reminds me of a colorful jaw breaker candy.
There are a lot of people who make jewelry with it, as it makes for a very eye popping addition to your wardrobe. If you are ever interested in a piece of your own then be sure to head over to my wife’s jewelry store : LucidTreasures, she does custom work and I’m sure would love to work with some material as cool as Fordite 🙂