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I received my Miracle Cloth(s) today.
The 3 packages equals just over one square foot
(146 square inches to be precise)
The cost with delivery and tax was $21.38 CDN.

I haven't tried the product yet. Stay tuned.

@davetcan ...Please PM me with your mailing address for the exchange of samples of these products we had discussed doing in the other thread.

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Great thread. I am very interested in Gorgomyte but was a bit hesitant to order. If it is indeed great as advertistied I will place an order.
 

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Gorgomyte works well. You need to be a bit more careful with maple boards, it can leave some black discolouration. Otherwise as advertised, quick and easy.
 

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The Miracle Cloth worked very well!! I'm impressed.

I'm not a huge fan of the coconut oil fragrance (mixed with the hint of of mystery cleaner) but it isn't a deal breaker.

Gorgomyte works well. You need to be a bit more careful with maple boards, it can leave some black discolouration. Otherwise as advertised, quick and easy.
I would imagine that one would need to be more careful with maple or any light coloured boards.
 

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I received a sample of Gorgomyte from davetcan today and this is a short comparison after trying it briefly.

Gorgomyte:
The cloth feels more damp with an oily, waxy feel. The fragrance was not nice (IMO)...I know for certain I have encountered this odour before but I just can't associate it with anything. It does clean well and conditions the fretboard.

Miracle Cloth:
The cloth seems thicker and more "wet" but not oily or waxy at all. The smell of coconut is obvious but the underlying cleaning chemical does not have the same fragrance as the Gorgomyte. The cleaning of the frets seems (possibly) better with this product but I don't think there is much obvious conditioning of the fretboard, if any.

The Miracle Cloth is much less expensive (based on buying Gorgomyte from Stew-Mac) and would be my personal choice after very limited experience with both products.

I await davetcan's comments and the thoughts of anyone that would like to contribute.

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Good thread Daves. 8)

I had to check the Stewmac site to see if they jacked up the price, but it's the same per pack.
But, if you order direct, you can get a deal on a three pack.

I get about a year out of one pack and the subsequent packs were drier as I opened them.
So, unless you're a guitar tech and cleaning lots of boards, don't order too much.
I use a small piece, about 1"x2" folded and clean around five frets per side.

@greco, I have a full pack of Gorgomyte here that you can have if you wish.
I'll still have the one open and another full pack besides that one.
Let me know if you're interested.
 

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I get about a year out of one pack and the subsequent packs were drier as I opened them.
So, unless you're a guitar tech and cleaning lots of boards, don't order too much.
I use a small piece, about 1"x2" folded and clean around five frets per side.

Thank you sulphur for the advice.
 

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@greco, I have a full pack of Gorgomyte here that you can have if you wish.
I'll still have the one open and another full pack besides that one.
Let me know if you're interested.
Thanks very much for the very kind offer. However, I bought 3 sheets of Miracle Cloth (146 square inches in total) and I have plenty. So far, I prefer the Miracle Cloth over the Gorgomyte.
 

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Ahhh, you did get it :) I just picked up an EBMM Silo Special with maple board and I'll be using the Miracle Cloth on it to see what I think. Stay tuned.

btw way when I opened my mail box (super box) I could smell the coconut so I knew what was in there :)
 

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I thought the Miracle Cloth did a good job on both the fingerboard and frets but still not as good as i remembered the Gorgo. So I took another pass with a piece of Gorgomyte.









I also tried both products on the bridge which was a bit grungy. I'm going to give the overall edge to Gorgomyte which i think does a better all around job. For the price difference though it would be tough to argue with Miracle Cloth.

The neck looks as good as it's going to without a lot of effort and what the heck, it's an old guitar, mid 90's by the look of the serial #, and should look that way :) (just like me)
 

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I will add that both of these products STINK. my work bench is in with the cat litter, I think I prefer the litter smell.
Thanks for all the pics, Dave. They say a 1000+ words.

I have been trying to remember what the smell of the Gorgo reminds me of. I think it has a similar smell to a wax or cleaning product that my mother used when I was kid (1950's). Whatever, both of them do stink and the smell lingers a bit. Miracle Cloth's attempt to cover the smell with coconut has a limited degree of success...LOL.

I'm pleased to see that the maple board did not "pick up" any black colour. If the finish on the fretboard was worn through, that might be an issue. However, I assume "raw" maple would just gradually turn dark in time due to dirt and oils from one's hands and this might not be an issue. Sorry, I'm on a tangent here.

BTW...Did that blue tin box have Cadbury's "Flakes" in it originally? I ate my fair share of those in England, especially when I had a placement in Camden Town.
Nope, I'm wrong ...I just had to look it up in images...
 
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