Grado pads IMO are more robust than any other drivers I've come across, they are HUGE so the heat is somewhat diminished compared to other pads on other drivers. But yes, use only enough heat to heat up the pad/wire and t get the solder flowing, then remove the iron.
A Pic-By-Pic Grado SR80 Recable Thread... - Page 3
Any opinion on using a right angle plug for this? Wondering if this one would work for this recable: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BDLJBU/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d0_i3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-6&pf_rd_r=0TGBFDS5TYPYTF6QWZBT&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470939291&pf_rd_i=507846