Ok, I went out today and I bought a 15 watt soldering iron, a desoldering bulb, and light duty rosin-core solder (.032 dia., 2.5 oz, 60/40). I'm gonna practice on old computer chips and toys, and I'll start on my radio because it's still under warranty.
Did I buy the right type of soldering gun and solder for the job, or is a different type recommended?
Also, I was looking at the blue led bulbs at the store, and I noticed that they had really long prongs on the end of them. Can I cut them off a little, or should I just melt them down into the solder?
Any advice would be helpful, because I think I'm gonna fuck things up.