Removing residual solder from switch pins

I have a batch of desoldered switches that I’d like to use in a hotswap PCB. Most of them have more residual solder on the pins than I’m comfortable forcing into hotswap sockets.

I’m wondering if anyone has experience / advice on how to clean up those pins on desoldered switches.

Thanks in advance!

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I’m cheap and inexperienced so I would use some solder wick with flux in it.


Just take a hot, lightly tinned iron & swipe it down both legs. That’ll usually get most of the solder off & even out what is left over IME. Should be fine for hotswap PCBs afterwards.