I've had zero to little luck w/ oven cleaner and powder. i've heard aircraft stripper works alright. but the single best thing i've found so far for small areas (like motor mounts, etc) is the dremel wheel #425, and it wont damage the metal underneath (at least with steel). Available anywhere dremel is sold and they last a surprisingly long time. It will be dusty though.mask off the area around it with blue masking tape, then spray over cleaner or paint stripper on it, let it sit for a while and scrub it with a plastic brush, repeat this process 2 or 3 more times and it will be bare metal.
There is a specific type of tape that works for powder coating.Every time I get a frame coated I place 2 layers of duct tape over the vin with a note but the frames always come back with a great coating over the VIN.
+1 Paint,, try a razor blade,,cut the square ya need the shave the layers offAny body on here ever heard of paint? I know, powder last longer. But paint has been around for years. I never paint so heavy that a SN is covered. But then, I am a old fart, who uses the old ways. Powder coating, if for my grandaughter's butt. Paint is for frames and tins. I know I am off topic, but my fingers got away with my keyboard, before I could dial 911.