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I agree with Simso & Chris.

And a soldering iron is definitely not the way to go about it. You will finish up with an unholy mess. The heat will be conducted away from the work area (by the heat sink which is the body) faster than you can supply the heat from the iron, unless you use a puddle of solder between the iron and the metal)
 

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I find the iron tying wire used by florists to be useful.
 

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Florist wire comes in several diameters.

Sometimes I use quite a thick wire, and use pliers to put a few zig-zags in it, away from the soldering location. This gives it just a little springiness when the wire is tightened.
 
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