need help soldering
I'm having some trouble soldering and am hoping you guys can give me some pointers. When I try to get a little bit of solder on the tip of my iron, the bead that forms will sometimes either not stick to the iron at all or will roll up the tip a bit so it's on the side rather than right on the point. How can I get the solder to go on the very tip? I am soldering 0603 surface mount LEDs, so precision is key.
Also, I've been placing my wire against the fluxed pad and dragging a bit of solder across it, but something I read said you should apply a tiny bit of solder to the pads and the ends of the wires separately then hold them together and just apply heat with the iron to fuse them. Which method do you think is better/stronger?