Soldering PL-259 connectors onto RG-8 coax

#1
Have any of you soldered PL-259 connectors onto coax? I need to do this and am having a heckuva time getting the shield braid evenly soldered onto the connector without it flaking apart. Is there a trick to this of which I'm unaware?
 
#3
Thank you for that link, David. I was going about soldering the shield braid completely incorrectly (and thus making it nearly impossible to keep it from fraying.) That site you suggested is very helpful!
 
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