Well it is a new year but the crazy tasks continue. Today's insanity was restoring NOS fuse blocks. Why would anyone restore a brand new part? Well with 40 years of shelf wear even brand new parts pick up a nick or a scratch that was not there when the part was made. As such every piece is evaluated for deviations from brand new and brought back to that condition.
In the case of the fuse blocks, the entire body was fine sanded with 2000 grit paper to take minute marks off of. Also the plastic thumb screws were finely sanded and polished to return them to their freshly molded finish.
This may all sound nuts but added up over a whole car it really adds up. In addition we are just not wired to install parts that we know can be better so for us it becomes a necessity to do things this way.