Aporte original por: Katie ,
Yes you will want to simply wipe the tip onto the sponge. That will remove any excess and clean it off. Also make sure you are tinning your solder tips when you get them, and after every project. That should extend their life and keep them from oxidizing. Here is a helpful article on tip tinning and care: [http://blog.gotopac.com/2013/04/11/solder-tip-tinning-and-care|http://blog.gotopac.com/2013/04/11/solder-tip-tinning-and-care/]. Hope that helps!