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That ones a cake job, large component, large contacts and far away from other components. Clean it with flux and a cleaning brush (or use the tip of the iron), flux, heat and scrape the board contacts till you get rid of the old solder. It would be much harder to do on the cap so I'd just dab it a bit with the flux. Use decent silver solder but it doesn't have to be super specific high end solder.
Soldering is easy but most inexperienced people simply do it wrong, you aren't trying to melt the solder with the iron, you're trying to heat the component so that it will flow the solder when you apply it. I'll do my best to tell you how to do this:
Heat and clean both contacts thoroughly. Wipe away the excess flux from the area but don't wipe the contacts. Heat up the contact on the cap with the iron, remove the iron and apply the solder to the contact, you only need a tiny bit. If it's lumpy just heat the contact up again and it should flow. Repeat with every contact. Apply the cap to the board after it cools then apply light pressure while you heat the contact spots up with the iron. If both contacts have solder on them, it will simply flow together once it get hot enough they remove the heat. Let it cool again and repeat on the other side, you shouldn't need to add more solder. The reason for the cooling is becasue you'll likely be pushing down with your finger and you don't want the cap to get too hot. The capillary action does all the work as far a distributing the solder to the inside of the joint. You don't need a special gun or anything unless you do it a lot and especially on much smaller components.
I would not put it in the oven, no need to bake every solder joint just to get this one cap on. Plus I wouldn't trust the solder joint that already broke once, after baking it in the oven as it would be so much weaker than actually soldering it becasue of the low temp and lack of new solder.
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