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    Default Ruger Mark IV trigger coating + reshaping

    I have a Ruger mark iv lite. I love the gun, but find the serrations on the trigger to be a bit rough and the edges of the trigger to be a bit sharp. It wouldn't normally be an issue except i take the gun out for extended shooting sessions.

    I ordered a spare trigger because i didn't want to screw up the gold trigger that "matches" (close enough) the barrel shroud.

    I used a dremel (i hate dremels) with a stone and sanding attachment to reshape the face. I ground off the serrations and rounded some of the hard edges.

    Then I polished up the trigger face as best i could with the polishes i have on hand.

    Now the trigger face is shiny aluminum. It doesn't bother me. But now to the heart of the question.

    Is the coating on the trigger a paint/baked on finish or is it some sort of hard anodizing? I didn't remove any of the finish from the rest of the trigger. But i was just curious on the event that i wanted to refinish the entire trigger. I don't want my work to weaken the trigger.

    -Zach

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    Default Re: Ruger Mark IV trigger coating + reshaping

    The trigger is probably anodized. You can anodize in any number of different colors nowadays. If it were coated (Cerakote, Duracoat, etc.) that could, over a period of time, wear through, or if it was touching/rubbing something, that could cut through the coating also.
    Ron USAF Ret E-8 FFL01/SOT3 NRA Benefactor Member

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    Default Re: Ruger Mark IV trigger coating + reshaping

    Plasti Dip. Comes in a variety of colors. That should be real easy on the finger.
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    Default Re: Ruger Mark IV trigger coating + reshaping

    Quote Originally Posted by Bang View Post
    Plasti Dip. Comes in a variety of colors. That should be real easy on the finger.
    That is kind of a great idea. Plus i have a can of it.

    -Zach

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