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Old 09-14-2018, 10:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I don't see alot of pens made from Fordite, but up recently picked up a bunch and have had some good success turning it and selling them.


It's a weird material in that it is soft, but brittle. Because of this I need to have a light touch and very little pressure. I have only had 1 blow out so far. When I get close I do alot of sanding.


I send up to 12,000 and then do 3-4 layers of CA and sand back to 12,000 and then buff. After all automotive paint should look like automotive paint. I like to pair the fordite with a fun gear shift pen or a classy majestic pen.


Some of the material is from a dodge plant in Columbus, some is corvette paint, one from a plant off 8 mile road from the 50-60's and another one from the 70's.


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Those are great.
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where does everyone buy fordite
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where does everyone buy fordite

Me? I know a guy....



There is always some pieces on ebay too. You have to actively look for it, it usually doesn't hang around long.
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There is always some pieces on ebay too. You have to actively look for it, it usually doesn't hang around long.
can you point me his way?
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There is always some pieces on ebay too. You have to actively look for it, it usually doesn't hang around long.
can you point me his way?
I need to hold on to him. He only sells me his offcuts, which isn't that often. And he is my only source. If I come into some extra I can see what I can do.
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I love Fordite, but it is about as rare as Unobtanium!
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i looked on ebay yesterday but not of the pieces had dimensions listed and all looked too thin :(
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I'm supposed to see him again later this year. I'll see if I can pry any away from him. I'm not ready to part with any of my pieces yet.
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When vehicles were spray painted in booths (the old-fashioned way) "Fordite" was abundant. It was the overspray that built up on the insides of the booths. Periodically, the build up would be chipped off. Fordite was the result.

Since methods changed, overspray has been all but completely eliminated. Hence, its scarcity.

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