Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fordite

Fordite, also known as Detroit agate, is old automobile paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It was formed from the build up of layers of enamel paint slag on tracks and skids on which cars were hand spray-painted (a now automated process), which have been baked numerous times.

In recent times the material has been recycled as eco-friendly jewelry.