I just got done putting down a new piece of drop cloth on my bench and thought maybe some of us out there that are soldering might benefit from this tip.
I use canvas drop cloth (used for painting) under my soldering area. I use it to clean my tip after every solder. Just solder and roll the tip on the flat canvas. It’s the perfect material to clean tips. I just lay a 12”x 18” square piece flat on my bench, put my third arm setup and I’m ready to go. A piece will last a considerable amount of time. When it’s dirty, just cut off another piece and you’re set!! I use canvas drop cloth that I buy at Walmart. A 6’x9’ drop cloth costs $9.69 USD (£6.98,€ 7.99, 12.48 Australian).
Of course you don’t want to leave a hot soldering iron directly on it!!