ur applying "generous amounts of tin"sw686blue said:Here is what I normally do:
1) Heat the soldering pencil for 5 minutes
2) Wipe the tip of the iron on a damp sponge
3) Apply generous amount of tin to the iron tip
4) Wipe excess tin on sponge
Once I do this, I find that some spots of the tip are tinned while others are brownish in color.
What am I doing wrong?
The tips have a cladding, like plateing on them.dwagar said:when it's cold, try giving it a light sand (sandpaper) down to bare metal and start fresh.