Fordite, also called Detroit agate, is old automotive paint that would harden and build up in spray booths. When cut and polished, vibrant swirls of classic car colors are revealed. Modern auto body paint application no longer yields fordite, making it an industrial relic and a finite resource.
Woodward Throwbacks discovered a large amount of this Detroit-made heirloom baked solidly into the floor of their 24,000 square foot brick building; once one of the area's largest car dealerships and repair shops, now their retail showroom and workshop. With a shared curiosity for working with unique salvaged materials, we've partnered to create this collection.
Read more about the process of making this collection here.