Restoration Products

Restoration Resources

As interest grows in restoring mid-century electronics numerous tools, supplies and how-to resources are being offered by online sellers.

Here is a list of items mentioned elsewhere on this site. I have used virtually all of these items and found them helpful. A few of these items are things I manufacture and sell myself.

Please comment below when you find other things of interest to our community.


Soldering and Desoldering Kit with Hand Tools

Desoldering Iron

 Weller soldering Gun

Heat Shrink Set, Heat Gun

Plastic Precision Oiler Bottles

Professional Opening Pry Tool Repair Kit

Cleaning Products

Goop Hand Cleaner for Label Residue

Plastic Restoration

Apoxie Sculpt Color Kit: EARTH


Polly Plastics Silicone Molding Putty

Polly Plastics Moldable Plastic and Color Pellet Kit

Coffee Mug Warmer for Melting Plastic Pellets

Plastruct Plastic Weld w/Applicator

Brasso Multi-Purpose Polish

Spatula & Carver Plastic Shaping Tools


Micro-Mesh 3 x 4 Soft Touch Pads

NOVUS 7136 Plastic Polish Kit

Chrome Bare-Metal

Acrylic Paint, Chrome Silver

Metal Restoration

Brasso Multi-Purpose Metal Polish

Leather Restoration


Rivets, Buckles and Other Hardware

Leather Cleaning Products

Electronic Components

Ceramic Capacitor Assortment 10pF-100nF

Electrolytic Capacitor Assortment 0.1uF-1000uF

Resistor Kit Assortment, 0Ω -1MΩ

Parts Storage Organizer Box

Male/female Ec5 Power Connectors

Electronic Test Equipment

DC Power Supply Digital Display

Economy Digital Multimeter

Fluke 115 Compact True-RMS Digital Multimeter

Electronic Test Leads Kit

Advanced Digital Multimeter Test Lead Kit

BNC Male to Dual Test Alligator Test Lead Set

BNC to Mini Grabber Test Lead Set

Sharp Stainless Steel Needle Tips

Signal Injector/Tracer DIY Kit

USB Endoscope Inspection Camera

Electronic Supplies

DeoxIT Contact Cleaner Spray

DeoxIT Mini-Spray

60/40 Rosin Core Solder

Huoshang 50g Rosin Soldering Paste

Desoldering Braid

Heat Shrink Tubing Assortment

Hook up Wire Assortment (Solid)

Hook up Wire Assortment (Stranded)

Safety Items

GFCI Protected In-line Tri-Cord Set

Portable GFCI Plug with Surge Protection

Variac Variable Transformer 3 Amp

Adjustable Solder Smoke Absorber 

Mechanical Parts

 Tiny Screws Nut Assortment

Stainless Steel Screw and Nut Assortment


Zenith Trans-Oceanic: The Royalty of Radios

Transistor Radios: 1954-1968 (Schiffer Military History Book)

Zenith Transistor Radios: Evolution of a Classic

Workbench Aids

Cutting Mats Green/Black (Bench Protector)

Battery Organizer with Tester

Battery Organizer Storage Case

Workbench Desk Lamp with Clamp & Swing Arm 

Rolling Stacking Portable Tool Box Chest

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