Solder joint on the left is not good. Solder should be shiny and be shaped like the Atari logo.
Solder joint on the right is very good, they should all look like that.
Don’t use a moist sponge if you can avoid it. Water from a moist sponge will get into your tip’s micro-fractures and oxidize it rapidly. I’ve lost many tips to moist sponges.
Use a cheap solder scour pad instead. They are made of copper, which is soft and will scrub solder away without damaging your tips. If you can’t afford a proper scour pad, make one yourself. Go to the dollar store and buy a copper wire scrubber for like 50 cents. I use the dollar store scrubbers to replace old worn out scour pads.
Yes, please use a solder sucker, or even solder wick.
If you don’t have some flux laying around, add a tiny bit of new solder if the old solder is being stubborn and not going away. Sounds odd adding more solder to remove solder, but it works!
For god’s sake buy a cheap solder sucker. They are trivial to use. This is a tutorial after all. It’s certainly easier to use a solder sucker than to make a clean solder joint.
Pro tip here - if you are having a hard time taking out solder, USE MORE SOLDER. Yes, it sounds counter-intuitive, but I’ve found that adding a dash of new solder to the troublesome blob you’re working on really helps get out stubborn old solder. Works even better with a solder sucker!
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