I've tried that a few times but it tastes gross to me. Like a burnt t-shirt. I did find denatured hemp fiber that was cotton fluffy but I've used it up and can't figure out where I got it from. That stuff was great.I'll have to give it a try. I have both also, but the two have never met. Sounds like fun.
The only issue I have with all those coils and SS mesh pads is that the reclaim gets buried deep down into the neather regions of all those micro-crevices. Unless I do a thorough cleaning I can't help but get some off tastes after the first few times I use them.
@BestBuds, have you tried wrapping some wax in a little piece of organic cotton? Just pull a small piece, enough to make a flat little disc that you can sandwich the wax in. Try that in your gong. After 1-2 hits, mush it around with a pick to coat all the fibers and whammo. When you're done, throw it away and make a fresh one.