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    Incredibly Cheap Finds

    Well havnt seen a topic about this so decidided to create it, My story starts with my sister inviting me to dollar tree (98 Cent store), usually I like to stay away from these kinds of stores because usually the merchandise is all 100%, however I did not have much to do so I went and was just browsing some of the isles and found the cleaning section and noticed this

    Im sure it has a lot of uses like spreading wax:

    Another thing that I saw was a window cleaning wand type of stuff (all cheap but alright microfiber) that regret not buying there and then.
    I Also bought some 2litre spray bottles now I know 100% these things will not last me an eternity and will proablably break but for 1 dollar cant really say no.
    Ill proablably will be visiting next week and see what else I find anyways if you have the money get the stuff from AG its more durable but if you have one of these store close its worth checking out.
    Just to wrap it up what are your finds? trades? ETccc. Comment.
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    Five gallon paint buckets from Lowes or Home Depot. Same darn thing as what some folks would call a wash bucket. I guess that fancy insignia on the bucket makes it a wash bucket. If it can hold paint it sure as heck can hold soap and water for about $5 ea. and you can get gamma lids for them for another $8 each.
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    Re: Incredibly Cheap Finds

    I've found a lot of stuff at the dollar store. Scrub brushes work pretty good from there. Microfiber sponges (for bug guts), foam sponges (trim restorer applicators), tooth brushes, q-tips lots and lots of things.

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    Re: Incredibly Cheap Finds

    Craigslist - Grabbed 3 pots of Dodo Juice 250ml paste waxes for $50!

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    Re: Incredibly Cheap Finds

    Just was at a dollar store the other day and found flat microfiber cloths for two bucks each. They work great for wiping off compound and swirl remover.

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    Re: Incredibly Cheap Finds

    From the dollar store:

    - 4oz, 3 pack dispenser (sprayer + regular) = $1 (got 10 packs for a total of 30 bottles)
    - Tire brush (the very same one like Mothers) = $1.50
    - Spoke brush (the very same one like Mothers) = $1.50
    - Carpet brush (the very same one like Mothers) = $1.50
    - 32oz spray bottle (holding up with IronX very well, SO it can't be garbage) = $1.25 (got 10 of those, for OPC, APC+, 303 Cleaner, 15% IPA, 25% IPA, Wheel Brightener, etc)
    - Paint brush (extremely soft, to clean interiors, wrap metal parts with duct tape before use) = $1 (got 3 of those)
    - Measurement cup (I've checked and it's precisely correct) = $1

    Those brushes and dispenser bottles sell for $5 to $7 here on AG, plus all the crazy shipping costs to Canada.
    And I prefer paint brushes over those round Swissvax brushes.


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    Re: Incredibly Cheap Finds

    My wife pops in to Biglots, and I can always find something car related. Its away to test a product on the cheap, but often times its on its way out and they got it as its being discontinued.


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    Another thing i remember seeing was sponges for car use. Anyone else found other items?
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    Re: Incredibly Cheap Finds

    Sally's beauty supply store which is fairly popular near me has all different size squeeze bottles and squirt bottles for a decent price.
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