Spread the heated lead with the wooden paddle. In keeping with our low-buck approach, our paddle was harvested from a broom handle and sanded to shape. To prevent the lead from sticking to the paddle and smearing, the paddle must be lubed by playing some heat on the business end of the paddle (don’t burn it) and sliding it over the lube. Once coated, warm the lubed area and wipe off any excess with a dry rag. To move the lead, again play a low heat in the area of the repair, and when it just starts to yield (check by jabbing with the paddle), spread the solder into position.