These Rock Sculptures are Made Using Old Car Paint

By: Misel Saban - Jun 18, 2014
References: spoon-tamago & beautifuldecay
Back in the day, snazzy cars were spray painted in bold and electric colors using enamel-based paints that were virtually indestructible for the environment to break down. The excess bits of paints created a visually appealing stone-like by-product called Fordite that featured all the layers of paint psychedelically infused into one mineralized object. Today, Fordites are a highly collectible item for their visually stimulating rainbow design.

Fordites result from crystallized enamel paint that would drop off the cars and collect in small puddles on the ground. Over time, more and more colors of paint would layer over top of one another to create a ripple-like rainbow. The thick consistency of the car paint would add a rock-like shape to the Fordites. One Fordite can take up to ten years to make.