I havent tried that but I like a wash cloth better than the sponge that comes with the nice solder stations.
I like to solder and glue heat shrink any wires that break on my vehicles or if Ive tapped into one for some reason.
Especially since I bought the butane soldering iron.
I use to use a weller with a trigger but had to drag a chord out.
And those have that big ole bulky tip.