Originally Posted by Toonz
Might be late to the party but something I never see alot of people do......
When applying the soldering iron tip to the desired object to be soldered leave a small glob of solder on the tip. Rather than only the tip heating the target the melted solder on the tip creates a larger heated surface area on the target heating it faster and more evenly.
Also as Coach said tin everything.
I read this too a few time. I only do this on sensitive IC parts like I was referring to in earlier posts. That's to reduce the "heat time" of the primary object that maybe susceptible to heat damage.
By the way, here is a linke for more than what you will ever need at Crappy Tire.
My soldering kit has seen dozens of miles
of solder. You will see 50 feet in your LIFE-maybe