View Full Version : aluminum tecate swinger on ebay

02-22-2005, 02:18 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=43972&item=4530066826&rd=1 is it a calfab?

Red Rider
02-22-2005, 02:33 AM
It certainly looks like a calfab, based on the few that I've seen. That's a highly desired unit for the Tecate guys on here.

02-22-2005, 02:46 AM
I wish I had the money, good lookin unit.

02-22-2005, 08:22 AM
No thats just a stock swinger with the paint taken off and a not polished to nicely. Here's a picture of my stock one that Ive been polishing and polishing and polishing :rolleyes:

02-22-2005, 09:12 AM
Yep, Stock Swingarm.

02-23-2005, 08:12 PM
whats a good price for this unit and whats a good product to bring out shine thanks little help please thanks :wondering

02-23-2005, 09:13 PM
I'm no professional aluminum polisher for sure and mine needs some more work. I wish I had a local bead blaster to take the finish off. There have been plenty of other threads on here about polishing buts here what I did. I took a wire wheel on a 4 1/2 inch hand held grinder and also a dremel (lots of tight spaces on the swinger) to get all the paint off. Then started sanding and sanding. Now because I used this method I started with 150 (way to coarse in some peoples opinion) to get the scratches out and gradually worked my way up to 1000 and fine steel wool. Don't let your dog get it My golden retriever ate a pad of steel wool and what I paid in freakin vet bills I could of paid someone to do this for me (no joke really happened!!!) Some say go up to 3000. Ive done this over the coarse of quite a few nights because it gets old real fast!!! I sit down for an hour at a time. I was using mothers polish and my friend at an auto shop told me to use WIZARDS METAL POLISH I did and what a difference. Professionals of coarse use commercial products and machines but I'm fairly happy with the results. My forks are midway done. Alot of work. As for the swinger 86/87 tecate parts are somewhat rare and I thinks thats what this one is looks just like mine so I say anywhere from 50-100 is fair

200x Basket
02-23-2005, 11:28 PM
there is one in a ebay store with a $50 buy it now.