You know those copper scrub things for pots and pans?, I always have a bag around somewhere, they are copper, I JAM! a few in a tin can, actually the progresso soup can its juuuuuuust right, anyhooooo I jam in as many as it will take.
Now when your tip get CRAP ON IT, .... well just JAM THE BEHEYZEUS!(holy-crap) out of it in that copper brillos/SCRUBBIES stuffed in that can and it comes out clean as a whistle!
In any event/for the most part::: It makes an excellent tip cleaner in a pinch.
Additionally//Accordingly, on my irons(several), well specifically the cords, I have multipe flavors
of the silly solder RIPPED OUT ! of the containers and wrapped all over my cords, because when I'm in a hurry
or someone else needs something done repaired what-have you, I can fly out or over to their place college whatever! and I basically never EVER
have to look ! around
Oh, LASTLY, I've different flavors 50/50 or 60% lead and 40% whatever FLAVORS/Brands/mixes/grades because
only a few will actually melt nicely into the copper wires, or around the copper tubing.(most solder I find here and there
hardly melts, I've some 70/30 or such melts with a lighter even HA!). By nicely I mean it ACTS ! /behaves like in the books
... and in the videos, it seldom works by just putting the iron on the copper....> Getting it HOT! so the solder touching it
will svelt / swelt ? / sweat perfectly all over the copper item your working on, that's kinda sorta like only in the movies
as they say.... well unless you use a very hot iron, which I'm sure some will say is not for use with little light pieces/electronics.
Edited by PerspectiveObjective, 15 November 2016 - 08:14 PM.